The Department of Public Health Sciences is co-hosting a series of film fests for the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) Big Read: Wichita alongside the Wichita Public Library and Tallgrass Film Association. The next event is a screening of the movie, “The Upside” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13 in the Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd St. N.
Food and popcorn sponsors are Independent Living Resource Center and Wichita Urban Professionals. After the screening, join a discussion of the film at The Monarch at 579 W. Douglas Ave. with guest moderator Kyle Ellison from Heroes Academy Kansas. Food and beverage discounts are offered with a ticket stub.
Each week will feature a new film that, like “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” by Roz Chast, the book chosen for this year’s NEA Big Read: Wichita, explores caregiving and the universal challenges experienced as one cares for someone with a chronic illness, injury, medical trauma or nearing end of life.