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Saturday, Sep 15, 2018 11:00 PM
A film based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s. Presented as part of the Bijou Film Board's After Hours program. FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $6.50 for the general public.
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General Admission Late Night - Public - $5.00

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Presented as part of Bijou's After Hours program.
FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $6.50 for the general public!

"Above all, through its searing character studies, Girl, Interrupted provides genuine and gripping insights into aspects of humanity which are revealing, extraordinary and sometimes very funny." - Urban Cinefile

"Shrewd, tough, and lively." - Entertainment Weekly

"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest with a girl-power punch of Thelma and Louise." - E! Online

In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, Susanna Kaysen was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder - an affliction with symptoms so ambiguous almost any adolescent girl might qualify - and sent to a renowned New England psychiatric hospital where she spent the next two years in a ward for teenage girls. There, Susanna loses herself in an Oz-like nether world of seductive and disturbed young woman: among them Lisa, a charming sociopath who stages a disastrous escape with Susanna; Daisy, a pampered girl with a predilection for rotisserie chicken; and Polly, a remarkably kind burn victim. Ultimately, assisted by the hospital's head psychiatrist, Dr. Wick, and a no-nonsense ward nurse Valerie, Susanna, like Dorothy, resolves to leave this Oz and reclaim her life.