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Love & Mercy (2015)

  • Starring: Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti
  • Director: Bill Pohlad
  • Genre(s): Biography, Drama, Music
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Running Time: 121 min.

The Free Screening of Love & Mercy is sponsored by NAMI of Southwest Missouri.

There will be a panel discussion following the film. Panelists include: Captain Ben King, Springfield Police Department; Jodi Sherrell, RN, Assistant Nurse Manager, Cox Psychiatric; Dr. Paul Thomlinson, Acting President and CEO, Burrell Behavioral Health; Ra’Mon Stiles, Assistant Director of the Hope Center, NAMI Southwest Missouri

Synopsis: A chronicle of reclusive Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson’s life, from his successes with highly-influential orchestral pop albums to his nervous breakdown and subsequent encounter with controversial therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.

"Love & Mercy captures with striking immediacy the unbound power of the artist in his element. "
- Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"To capture the artistic process in this way is extraordinary, and in many ways unprecedented."
- Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"One of the most touching - and gripping - biopics you will ever see."
- Paul de Barros, Seattle Times
"Musically, the film is a miracle, right and riveting in every detail. In contrast to Cusack's introspection, Dano lets it bleed as Brian Wilson, giving a performance awards were invented for."
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Love & Mercy allows you to understand how the lifelong auditory hallucination that haunted Wilson also fueled his creativity. Sometimes, from madness, great art can emerge. "
- Howard Cohen, Miami Herald
"Love & Mercy doesn’t claim to solve the mystery of Brian Wilson, but it succeeds beyond all expectation in making you hear where he was coming from."
- A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"In telling the story of one damaged suburban genius and his unlikely rebirth, Love & Mercy captures the vanished possibilities of 1960s pop music, the fecklessness of the California dream and its decay into tragedy and madness, and other things less easy to describe or define. "
- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

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