Mahjong and the West Screening on December 3 in New York City

Please join us for an exclusive, one-night only screening of Mahjong and the West, followed by a Q&A with Director Joseph Muszynski and Writer/Producer/Actress team Jannette Bloom & Alyssa Carpenter. A portion of the proceeds benefit Prevent Child Abuse New York.

When a hit and run accident kills her mother, Maddy, a young New York designer, returns to rural Wyoming for the first time in fifteen years. While staying with her Mahjong-playing grandmother, Maddy reconnects with Kate, an old childhood friend with whom she shares a violent, troubled past. As both women tiptoe around their trauma, they run toward thrills and comfort—booze, sex, and bull riding. After a run-in with the law, Maddy is forced to stay longer than she had planned. Pressure builds as she and Kate realize they can’t erase their past—they have to either make peace with it, or die trying to escape it.

Event details:
When: Thursday, December 3, 7:30 pm
Where: AMC Loews Kips Bay 15 & IMAX, 570 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10016
TicketsPurchase tickets here (a portion of ticket sales to benefit PCANY)

Paper Tigers Screening on December 10 in Albany

The impact of traumatized children on society is profound and widespread. 85% of inmates were traumatized as youth. 27% of hospital visits can be traced to causes linked to childhood trauma. The generational cycles of trauma and abuse are as stubborn as they are tragic, and some of the worst health and social problems in our nation arise as a consequence of them.

There is hope. That’s the message of Paper Tigers, a documentary that takes an intimate look at a year in the life of the students of Lincoln High School, an alternative school that specializes in educating traumatized youth. Set in the rural town of Walla Walla, WA, the film examines the concept of Trauma Informed Communities—a movement that shows great promise in healing youth struggling with the dark legacy of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES). We see how Lincoln High radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, becoming a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families.

In response to continued interest in the film after our November screening, PCANY and the School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany will present a second screening of Paper Tigers. A panel discussion will follow.

Event details:
When: Thursday , December 10, 4:30 PM
Where: University at Albany Downtown Campus, Milne Hall Room 200, 135 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203
Register: The screening is free, but please register to ensure your space at the event