Join filmmaker Michelle Esrick and Dr. Bessel van der Kolk at the International Trauma Conference, Boston, MA
EXACT OCTOBER DATE WILL BE CONFIRMED BY AUGUST 1ST.
A special screening of Cracked Up with the director, Michelle Esrick, who will speak on childhood trauma as a root cause of addiction.
With courage and, of course, humor, master impressionist, comedian and Saturday Night Live veteran Darrell Hammond reveals his dark history of child abuse. Brilliant in the spotlight, Darrell was misdiagnosed and wrongly medicated for decades, struggling with drugs, alcohol and nightmarish flashbacks. Michelle Esrick’s poignant film illuminates the devastating effects of childhood trauma and the importance of setting repressed memories free. She artfully balances humor and tragedy to craft a beautiful story of hope and resilience.
Second screening added at 9:45pm. Both screenings SOLD OUT!
On September 24-26th, Michelle Esrick and Darrell Hammond met with members of Congress and non-governmental organizations in Washington, DC to discuss childhood trauma and two important supporting bills; the Trauma-Informed Care for Children and Families Act and Opioid Crisis Response Act. On October 24th, President Trump signed into law the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. We are honored to have played a role in helping to get this important legislation passed and signed into law.
Cracked Up was screened as a work-in-progress film on August 3-4th at Traverse City Film Festival in Michigan. Both screenings were sold out and the film along with Director Michelle Esrick received a very moving standing ovation. The screening was followed by a Q&A with Esrick, and Producer David Becker was also in attendance.