The Bateman Lectures on Depression

Scott Bateman '86 will show his second feature film, The Bateman Lectures on Depression, followed by a Q&A.

Bateman has suffered from depression most of his life, so of course now he has made a funny and visually inventive autobiographical documentary about how his depression feels—and it’s structured as a 100-question test, so bring your #2 pencil! Follow Scott Bateman as his depression affects his high school and college years, and follows him into the workplace to an eventual breakdown and finally seeking help. You can follow his mother’s depression journey as well. And watch out, this test has a Lightning Round! With surprising and inventive visuals at every turn, this film made on a mere $5,000 budget utilizes original and found footage, animation, an original blues song performed by Dion Flynn (Barack Obama from The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon) and more to get at how depression feels and how it can be so very difficult to overcome.

This event is free and open to the public.


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