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10:35 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Rochester Native Featured in Film About Bipolar Disorder

Carlton Davis
Carlton Davis
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Rochester's Reel Mind Film & Theatre Series continues tonight with  Of Two Minds, a film exploring the struggles and successes of three people living with bipolar disorder, a condition that affects more than five million Americans.

Rochester native Carlton Davis is featured in the film. Davis, who now lives in California, is a Yale graduate, architect and artist.  Before he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 55, he struggled with drug addiction, cross-dressing and a suicide attempt.  

Click on the audio link above to hear Davis explain why he wanted to tell his story and what he hopes people understand about his illness.

A screening of  Of Two Minds is scheduled tonight at 7 at the Cinema Theater on South Clinton Avenue. For more information on the series, go to www.reelmindfilmfest.org