Connections: Discussing the controversy surrounding the film, "Joker"
The new film “Joker” depicts a man suffering from mental illness who turns to violence. Mental health advocates have been split by two themes in the movie: the connection of mental illness to violence, and the need for funding and support services for those who have mental illness.
We discuss the concerns that critics have, and we also talk about what the CITY Newspaper critic thinks about the movie as a whole. In studio:
- Adam Lubitow, film critic for CITY Newspaper
- Melanie Funchess, director of community engagement for the Mental Health Association of Rochester
- Kristina Mossgraber, events coordinator and walk manager for NAMI Rochester