2010-09-16 / Dining & Entertainment

‘My Suicide’ film coming to T.O. Library

September is Suicide Prevention Month and the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library and Regenerate are hosting a screening and panel discussion of the film “My Suicide” at 2 p.m. Sun., Sept. 26 at the library, 1401 E. Janss Road.

“My Suicide” was created by local film director David Lee Miller, who set out to make a film that speaks candidly about the reality of contemporary teenage life and the effects of suicide.

Miller worked with his teenage son Jordan Miller, a Westlake High School graduate; screenwriter Eric J. Adams; and actor Gabriel Sunday.

The movie is a dark, romantic teen comedy about Archie Williams, an isolated high school geek who becomes the most popular kid in the school when he announces he’s going to kill himself on camera for his final video class project. Archie’s classmates, parents, teachers, doctors, and counselors bombard him—some hoping to save him, some wanting to imitate him, others trying to push him over the edge.

Parental guidance is suggested. This award-winning film has not yet been rated, but it contains strong language and violence.

After the screening a panel will discuss the film and answer questions from the audience. The panel includes Karen Dean Fritts, PhD, psychotherapist and family therapist; executive producer of the film, actress Mariel Hemingway; Sgt. Don Aguilar of the Thousand Oaks Police Department; and Elizabeth Pinc, certified addiction specialist.

For information, call the library at (805) 449-2660, ext. 258, or visit www.toaks.org/ library.

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