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Film and Discussion with Guilford filmmaker Jenifer McShane

July 15, 2020 7:00 pm
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EJ Still_Joe and Ernie talking to woman (1)Join us for a virtual discussion with Guilford filmmaker Jenifer McShane to discuss her recent documentary Ernie & Joe. For a limited time, HBO films is offering free access to this film (access ends July 15).

Watch Ernie & Joe here

ERNIE & JOE is an intimate portrait of two Texas police officers who are helping change the way police respond to mental health calls.  The film takes audiences on a personal journey, weaving together their experiences during their daily encounters with people in crisis.  These two officers are not your everyday cops. They are part of the San Antonio Police Department’s 10-person Mental Health Unit.

ERNIE & JOE has received generous support from IDA Enterprise Fund, Fork Films, The David & Lura Lovell Foundation, The Texas Mental Health Collaborative, CT Office of the Arts, and LEF Foundation.

JENIFER MCSHANE is an independent filmmaker committed to using film to bridge understanding in situations where structural, cultural or religious divisions typically keep people apart. Her most recent film, Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops won the Jury Award for Empathy & Craft at SXSW in 2019 and is currently streaming on HBO.  

Jenifer spent nearly five years visiting Bedford Hills Correctional Facility to make her previous documentary, Mothers of Bedford (Hot Docs premiere), which reveals the impact of incarceration on jailed mothers and their children. Jenifer lives in Guilford, CT with her family and rescue dog, Finn. 
Registration for the discussion is required. Register below.

Online registration for this program is full. Please contact the Reference Dept at 203-453-8282 for waiting list information. Thank you.