Rick Goldsmith visitied Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR, Thursday, October 24, 2013. His presentations to two journalism classes sparked lively conversations among the inquisitive and opinionated students and their guest presenter. Goldsmith’s film The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers was then screened at 6:30pm, followed by a Goldsmith presentation and another spirited Q&A session following on: “National Security vs. the People’s Right to Know: From the Pentagon Papers to Wikileaks“
Rick Goldsmith explains why he was drawn to the story of Chamique Holdsclaw and what he hopes to accomplish through his ongoing documentary film, with the help of the Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowship.
Click here for the blog post and film teaser.
In July, Rick Goldsmith was selected for the coveted 2013-14 Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism, for the production of his film, Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw. Read Rick Goldsmith’s blog about Mind/Game on the Carter Center website.
The Carter fellowships were established to “develop a cadre of journalists who can have a significant impact on the public’s understanding of mental illnesses” as part of a larger program “to provide the public with accurate and balanced depictions of those with mental illnesses to reduce stigma and discrimination.”
The year-long fellowship will give Rick the opportunity to consult with, and receive training from, leading mental health and journalism experts, which will enrich the depth, impact and reach of his film.
For more on the fellowship, go to http://www.cartercenter.org/news/pr/mhj-fellows-2013-2014.html.
Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw has been invited to participate in the 2013 Independent Film Week: “Discovering and Supporting Tomorrow’s Great Storytellers Today,” from September 15 – 19 in New York, NY.
Sponsored by the Independent Film Project (IFP), Independent Film Week is a gathering of filmmakers, potential financiers, festival programmers, buyers, collaborators and other industry members.
Director Rick Goldsmith will be participating in their “Spotlight on Documentaries” Project Forum, which assists filmmakers in making connections at critical stages in their films’ production through meetings, panels and consultations. Mind/Game was one of 50 documentary films selected to attend.
For more information on the IFP, visit their website here.
Monday, June 17, 2013
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The New Parkway Theater
474 24th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Join us for a reception before the film and a Q & A session with filmmakers Rick Goldsmith and Abby Ginzberg afterwards.