“When I think of people in waiting rooms, including myself, I picture us rifling restlessly through battered magazines,” writes Rachel Hadas, Guest Editor of “The Waiting Room Reader II: Words to Keep You Company”.
The Center for Communication in Medicine will host an exclusive screening of the award winning documentary, “Boys of 2nd Street Park” on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7pm at Oldcastle Theater, 331 Main Street, Bennington, Vermont. All proceeds will benefit the Center for Communication in Medicine’s (CCM) SpeakSooner Community Education Programs.
This Sundance Film Festival selection tells the story of love, loss and family of a group of friends growing up in the innocence of the 1950’s, confronting the cultural upheaval of the 1960’s and follows their lives as they make sense of their formative years. CCM co-founder Dr. Bernard Bandman is one of the ‘boys’ featured in the film. He and his wife CCM co-founder Celia Engel Bandman share the story about their first child’s illness – a loss that not only informed their lives but also was the genesis of their work with the Center for Communication in Medicine.
The San Francisco Examiner describes the documentary as ‘intimate, thoughtful and well-crafted … two sorts of viewers should attend: those who experienced the uneasy 60’s and those who did not” while Esquire notes the film is “a powerful reminder of the greatness found in ordinary lives.”
The evening will include the screening of the film, discussion and reception. Tickets for the event are $25.00 and are available online HERE or by sending a check to CCM PO Box 197, Bennington, VT 05201. Please be sure to include your contact information. All proceeds to benefit CCM’s Community Education Programs.