Open Mind Special Reprise Film Screening — TOUCHED WITH FIRE

From the Friends of the Semel Institute: Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby play a pair of New Yorkers who both live with bipolar disorder in Paul Dalio’s debut film, Mania Days. The couple meet in a psychiatric hospital and begin a romance that brings out all of the beauty and horror of their condition.

Dalio wrote, directed, edited, and composed the music for this feature film which deals with many of the issues he tackled while trying to find a balance with his own bipolar disorder. Touched With Fire, which also stars Christine Lahti, Griffin Dunne and Bruce Altman, premiered at the 2015 South by Southwest Film Festival. Spike Lee is the executive producer.

  • Monday, February 1, 2016
  • 6:30 PM Check-in
  • 7:00 PM Program
  • James Bridges Theatre, Melnitz Hall, UCLA

Admission is free but reservations are required.

For questions call 310-825-8871 or

Parking is available for $12 in Structure 3 (see map)

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