30 Jan ‘The S Word’
Metro Detroit native Lisa Klein directed this film that follows suicide attempt survivor Dese'Rae Stage, who is on a mission to find fellow survivors and document their stories. Stage discovers a national community rising to transform personal struggles into action, and creates a project called LiveThroughThis.org, which explores life on the other side of suicide through the stories of attempt survivors — using their own words and Stage’s portraits. Attempt survivors and others who’ve been affected by suicide are portrayed in all the complexity, pain and even humor of their experiences. Unrated; adult themes.
After the films: On Saturday, Kate Hardy, CEO of President Six Feet Over/Suck It! Suicide, talks to director Lisa Klein; producer and cinematographer Doug Blush; Jen James, survivor and founding supervisor of Crisis Text Line; and Amelia Lehto, resource and crisis hotline coordinator at Common Ground in Pontiac. On Sunday, a conversation with Blush and Lehto.
3 p.m. Sat., April 14, Welcome Center, Wayne State University
3 p.m. Sun., April 15, Emagine Novi