Saturday, January 27, 4:00 pm, Market Hall

Heaven is a Traffic Jam On The 405

Heaven is a Traffic Jam On The 405

  • Frank Stiefelc
  • 40 minutes
  • 2016
  • USA
  • Saturday, January 27, 4:00 pm, Market Hall

Sponsored by Active Minds at Trent; Art Gallery of Peterborough

2017 Full Frame, Audience Award - Short; 2017 Full Frame Jury Award - Short; 2017 Austin Film Festival, Audience Award; 2017 Docutah International Documentary Film Festival, Artistic Inspiration Award
Women's Inspired Visions Short Film Program

An intimate film about a funny, insightful, and extraordinary artist living with a lifelong mental illness.

Taking Gestalt art therapy to a spectacular level, Mindy Alper’s exuberant artworks breathe life into the spaces they inhabit. Her extraordinary sculptures, drawings, and paintings reveal an artist who has struggled her entire life with depression and anxiety. Alper comes across as honest, self-critical, insightful, and sweetly funny. In a compelling film that presents the artist as constantly striving to maintain equilibrium and express herself through speech that doesn’t come easily, one message is clear: life is chaotic, and creativity fosters love.