Art With Impact Blog


Review Round-Up: GMO OMG

Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben said it best: “With great power comes great responsibility.”

And then he made us all eat rice. It was weird.


Mental Illness-themed ‘PATRICK’S DAY’ Receives Top Honors at Galway Film Fleadh

First things first: If you, like me, have no idea what a fleadh is, allow me to share that it is “a festival of Irish or Celtic music, dancing, and culture.”

Also, it’s pronounced “fla,” because…Ireland.


New Posters are Here!

Guys.

I'm so excited about this upcoming year's college event posters. Designed by the ridiculously talented Erica Heinz, they will be what we send to schools for them to get the word out about upcoming workshops.

Check out the first few off the printing press:



Deeply Moving ‘ALIVE INSIDE’ is Advocacy Cinema at its Best

I’ve got some good news for people who enjoy public displays of weeping.

Why should preschoolers have all the fun?


Family and Mental Illness Are Tinged with Dark Humor in Animated ‘ROCKS IN MY POCKETS’

As adults, we often try to understand who we are and where we come from, examining ourselves and our families to makes some sense of the person we’ve become.

And sometimes we don’t have to look too far.


The African Football Film Festival Prepares to Celebrate its Second Year

You know what everyone wants to talk about following weeks upon weeks of the World Cup? Soccer!

I’m sorry – that’s FOOTBALL. It’s hard for me to remember that to the rest of the world, “football” means “soccer” instead of “overpaid DUI aficionados.”


Forthcoming Doc ‘WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS’ Takes an Honest Look at Postpartum Depression

There are a lot of things people don’t tell you when you’re getting ready to have a baby.

Not exactly the star of the baby shower.


Four Years Later, the Impact of ‘Waiting for Superman’ Carries On

For a film to make an impact upon its release is notable, for a film to make an impact four years after its release is extraordinary.

For a film to make an entire generation terrified of clown dolls 32 years after its release is…Poltergeist.


New Short ‘CAT’ Provides Hope for Those Living with Schizophrenia

Never underestimate the impact of sharing your story with someone.

Even if everyone involved lives to regret it (OMG DIANA).

Horrific social media overshares aside, knowing that someone has been in the same difficult situation as you can make an enormous difference when it comes to life’s major struggles, such as living with a mental illness.


The Prodigy, The Internet, and a Suicide: The Story of ‘THE INTERNET’S OWN BOY’

Sometimes it’s hard to take the Internet seriously.

Wonder why.

But for all its cat pictures and nonsensical memes, the Internet holds the ability to set the stage for some serious drama – and not the kind you will find in the comments section.