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UCLA's Friends of the Semel Institute invite you to a screening of the powerful new documentary film, CRACKED UP. The film brings to light the tremendous impact, devastating pain and suffering that childhood trauma can have on our lives, told through the story of legendary Saturday Night Live star, Darrell Hammond.


In this courageous and passionate film, produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker, poet and activist, Michelle Esrick, we learn to better understand the effects of childhood trauma, how it can lead to addiction and how it is often misdiagnosed as other mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or borderline personality disorder. Esrick’s poignant and expert storytelling allows us to see trauma in a new light, breaking down the barriers of stigma surrounding it and replacing shame with compassion and hope.


Director Michelle Esrick and Darrell Hammond will participate in a post-screening discussion with Dr. Robert Pynoos, Co-Director of the National Child Traumatic Stress Program, Director of the UCLA Trauma Psychiatry Service, Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and the Executive Director of the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Program.


Friday, December 6, 2019 
6:30 PM Check-in | 7:00 PM Program 
James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall, UCLA
Parking is available for $13 in Structure 3

235 Charles E Young Drive West Los Angeles, CA 90095

From Eastbound Sunset Blvd: Turn right on Hilgard Avenue and make an immediate right on Charing Cross Road. Go straight at the stop sign to enter the Pay-by-Plate area using the North entrance of the structure. Park on level 1, 2, or 3 in any designated pay-by-plate space and use the pay-station (located on each level) to purchase parking. After paying for parking, proceed to Level 1 and walk through the tunnel. Melnitz Hall is the first building on your left.

Admission is free but registration is required.