Doc THAT WAY MADNESS LIES Opens iI NYC & LA on 12/14

Doc THAT WAY MADNESS LIES Opens iI NYC & LA on 12/14

First Run Features is proud to announce the theatrical premiere of That Way Madness Lies..., a new documentary directed by award-winning filmmaker Sandra Luckow. The film opens in New York and Los Angeles onDecember 14, 2018.

What do you do when your brother descends into a black hole of mental instability - starting with falling for a Nigerian email scam but eventually winding up involuntary committed into the hospital made famous by One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest?

Luckow unflinchingly turns her camera on her own family as they attempt to navigate the broken mental health system in an effort to save her brother, Duanne. His iPhone video diary ultimately becomes an unfiltered look at the MIND OF A MAN with untreated schizophrenia as well as an indictment of how the system failed.

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Filmmaker Bio

SANDRA LUCKOW began her filmmaking career as an undergraduate at Yale University. Sharp Edges, her BA thesis, won the Louis Sudler Prize in the Performing and Creative Arts. This intimate portrait of a fifteen year old figure skater from Luckow's HOME TOWN named Tonya Harding received world-wide attention 8 years later when SCANDAL broke before the 1994 Lilihammer Olympics. In 2017, it became the visual basis for the feature, I, TONYA and Allison Janney's Academy Award winning performance as Mrs. Harding.

Luckow did her MFA graduate work at NYU Tisch School of the Arts Film School in writing and directing. She worked in casting at major Hollywood studios. She has shot for numerous reality television shows and documentaries that have taken her to China, Mexico, France, India, and Sundance. Her non-profit films, features (Belly Talkers) and shorts (World Within) have won numerous awards. She was named the 2018 NEA funded Artist-in-Residence at the Global Mental Health Program at Columbia University. She has adapted a screenplay from a WWII memoir and is beginning work on a documentary about the artist Faith Ringgold as well as a film about Barbara Gordon, best-seller author of I'M DANCING AS FAST AS I CAN.

Luckow teaches both documentary and narrative film production at Yale, Barnard College, and Columbia. She has served as a juror for many festivals including, for eight years, head juror of the USA Film Festival Short Film and Video Competition, an Academy Award qualifier. She is a proud member of the Directors' Guild of America, The International Documentary Association and New York Women in Film and Television.


Directed and Written by Sandra Luckow Produced by Sandra Luckow Co-Produced by Dewey Wigod Associate Produced by Stu Zakim Executive Produced by Abigail Disney, Geryalyn Dreyfous & Regina K. Scully Edited and Co-Written by Anne Alvergue Cinematography by Sandra Luckow & Duanne Luckow Original Music by Michael Bacon

101 minutes, color, 2018

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