“And Now, Love” (TRT: 95 min.) is now available for private screenings at conferences, institutes, organizations, universities, companies
and is also available to screen as a fundraiser. We are looking to create partnerships with places who have like-minded values.
To request a screening please contact [email protected].
Dr. Bernard W. Bail is a physician, a psychoanalyst and a training analyst who lives and practices in Beverly Hills, California. He has worked with both patients and analysts for over sixty years. He is a member of the International Psychoanalytical Association, the New Center for Psychoanalysis and the American Psychoanalytic Association where he chairs the ongoing discussion group “Infant Mental Life and the Dream in Psychoanalysis.” Through his intensive work in the unconscious via the dream, Dr. Bail developed a new paradigm for psychoanalysis centered at the beginning of human life, which he describes in his book, The Mother’s Signature: A Journal of Dreams. He also wrote a memoir, Irmgard’s Flute, detailing his experiences growing up in the ghetto of Philadelphia, his stories as a lead Air Force radar navigator who was captured by the Nazis and incarcerated during World War II, and his later work in psychoanalysis.
For his military service during World War II, Dr. Bail received the Distinguished Service Cross, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, five Air Medals, five Battle Stars in the European Theater of Operations, a Purple Heart, a Prisoner of War Medal, and the 44th Bomb Group Presidential Citation. In addition, in 2006, the French government awarded Dr. Bail the French Legion of Honor, the highest military honor bestowed by France.
Jill Demby Guest is an Emmy nominated, Promax Award winning producer, writer, and director. She began her career as an assistant camerawoman and film editor, trained by the Maysles Brothers and then went on to edit and produce many films for PBS at WNET-NY and KCET-LA. She received an Emmy nomination for KCET’s “Arts and Culture: Charles Dixon.” With a lifelong passion for biographical documentaries, Jill was a producer and editor on various bio-docs including “James Cagney: That Yankee Doodle Dandy,” “Into the Morning: Willa Cather’s America,” and writer, director on Lifetime television’s “Intimate Portrait: Cindy Williams.”
Jill has worked extensively with Disney and Warner Brothers, creating trailers, TV campaigns and numerous documentaries for their DVD releases including “The West Wing,” “John Lennon: Imagine with Yoko Ono,” “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane” and “National Treasure.” She received a Promax Gold Award for “Without A Trace” and a Key Art Award nomination for Clint Eastwood’s “Dirty Harry Collection” from Warner Home Entertainment.
Her latest film, “And Now, Love,” is a feature documentary, which she wrote, produced and directed. The film profiles the remarkable and courageous life of Jewish WWII veteran, prisoner of war and pioneering psychoanalyst, Dr. Bernard W. Bail.
Peter Coyote has a B.A. in English Literature from Grinnell College and a M.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. After a short apprenticeship at the San Francisco Actor’s Workshop, he joined the San Francisco Mime Troupe where he directed the first cross-country tour of “The Minstrel Show, Civil Rights in a Cracker Barrel.” He later co-wrote, directed and performed in the play, “Olive Pits,” which won a Special OBIE from New York’s Village Voice newspaper.
In the early 1980s, Peter began doing voice-overs, now numbering over 120 films. He won an Emmy in 1992 for his narration of the “The Meiji Revolution” episode, part of the PBS American Experience ten-part series, “The Pacific Century.” Most noted for his narration of many Ken Burns documentaries, he continues to lend his rich voice to narrations for commercials and documentaries and often donates his voice to films that support issues close to his heart. Peter wrote a memoir called Sleeping Where I Fall. One of the stories was awarded the 1993-1994 Pushcart Prize, a national prize for excellence in writing.
Tom Hurwitz, ASC is one of America’s most honored documentary cinematographers. Winner of two Emmy Awards, the Sundance and Jerusalem Film Festival Awards for Best Cinematography, Hurwitz has photographed films that have won four academy awards and several more nominations (most recently for “Dancemaker” and “Killing in the Name”). His television programs have won dozens of awards: Emmy, Dupont, Peabody, Directors Guild and film festival awards for Best Documentary. In addition, Emmy Awards for Best Documentary Specials for the PBS show “Jerome Robbins” and the PBS series “Franklin.”
Other award-winning films include: “Valentino,” “The Last Emperor,” “Harlan County USA,” “Wild Man Blues,” “My Generation,” “Down and Out in America,” “The Turandot Project,” “Liberty,” “Dolley,” “Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero,” for PBS, “Questioning Faith,” “Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbuilt and Anderson Cooper” for HBO. In addition, films that he has directed have won the Cine Golden Eagle (for Bombs will Make the Rainbow Break) and have been shown in festivals around the world.
Sam Painter is an award winning director of photography whose influential work includes the coverage of historical events, groundbreaking exposés and numerous celebrated documentaries. He’s worked throughout Europe interviewing a who’s who of the music and film world, including The Rolling Stones, members of The Beatles, and The Who, as well as most of the 1980’s New Wave/Punk music scene. He also shot behind the scenes of numerous films, including “Superman,” “James Bond,” “Full Metal Jacket,” and Whitney Houston’s first music video among many others. He collaborated with Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney on “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” which garnered an Emmy for Best Documentary and an Emmy nomination for Best Cinematography. He’s also worked on “Transcendence,” “Inception,” “Moneyball,” “Laurel Canyon” and “Wild Palms.” His work on the groundbreaking interview with Diane Sawyer and Charles Manson led to more network investigative projects, including “Frontline,” “60 Minutes,” “48 Hours” and “Turning Point.” Sam continues to work with HBO on several upcoming documentaries.
Christoph Cico Nicolaisen is an award-winning director of photography based in Berlin. He is a member of the European Film Academy and teaches cinematography at colleges in Germany.
Vicente Franco has been a Director of Photography all over the world for more than twenty-five years. He was a 2003 Oscar nominee for Best Documentary and Emmy nominee for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for “Daughter from DaNang,” winner of the Sundance Film Festival 2002 Grand Jury Prize.
He was Director of Photography on three other Academy Award nominees: “The Barber of Birmingham” (2012), “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers” (2010), and “Freedom On My Mind” (1994). He won the Silver Apple/Latin American Studies Association for Cuba Va: the Challenge of the Next Generation as well as a Peabody for coverage of the 1985 Mexico City earthquake.
Martina Radwan, Director/Producer/Cinematographer, a native German, based in NYC for over twenty years, has been the cinematographer for award-winning features and documentaries for over a decade. “Saving Face,” the 2012 Academy Award Winner for Short Documentary earned her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Cinematography in 2013. Her recent work includes “The Eagle Huntress,” “Watchers of the Sky,” “Through A Lens Darkly and Hot Coffee.” Her directorial debut “Spring in Awe” won the Media Awareness Award at the Media That Matters Film Festival in 2004 and the Best Editing Award at the Brooklyn Film Festival and was part of Thirteen/WNET’s Reel New York the same year. Her second film, “Aliens Among Us,” played theatrical at IDA’s DocuWeek, 2009 and on numerous festivals.
Edith Becker has produced nearly 100 hours of film and television documentaries. She is known for her work on “Ancient Aliens” (2011-2014), “Empire of Dreams: The Story of the ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy” (2004), “Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion” (2002) and “Beyond Titanic” (1998).
Michael Palmerio’s early feature editing credits include the festival-hit comedy “Totally Confused” and the critically acclaimed verite drama “Straightman,” which he also co-produced. He carries both editing and producing credits on the Slamdance Best Documentary Award winning film “Amerikan Passport.”
Michael edited the Lionsgate release “Dummy” starring Oscar winner Adrien Brody and Oscar Nominee Vera Farmiga. He has edited special interest short subject projects like the Elevate Film Festival Multi-Award Winner “It Ain’t Over ‘Till It’s Over”, for which he took home a Best Editing Award.
More recent feature projects include “Orion”, starring David Arquette, the Jeff Goldblum led docu-comedy “Pittsburgh”, Asiel Norton’s Independent Spirit Award-nominated drama “Redland,”and “Rushlights” featuring Aidan Quinn and Beau Bridges.
Michael’s TV credits include VICELAND’s documentary series “Weediquette”, MTV’s “This Is Dance Music,” “Game Quest,” Sony Television’s “Pat Croce – Moving In,” and the acclaimed Fox Sports documentary series “Preps.”
Shane Ross is a freelance editor and colorist living in Los Angeles. He has cut and colored independent documentaries for The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, Smithsonian Channel and National Geographic. In addition, he has edited scripted shows for Disney and Nickelodeon.
Matt is a film writer and director, television producer, children’s book author and columnist for Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine where he interviews the top talent in the horror and science fiction industries. He has been a co-producer and associate producer on many documentary TV series such as “Ancient Aliens,” “Secret Societies of Hollywood,” and “America’s Book of Secrets.” He resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.
Roger C. Memos has worked in the television industry as a producer and archival researcher for over 30 years. He started his career at Entertainment Tonight and went on to produce talk shows and variety specials. In 2005, he won a Daytime Emmy for producing on the reality series “Starting Over.” He was associate producer on the feature documentary “AKA Tommy Chong” that went to Toronto International Film Festival. In 2010, Roger did archival research for the feature documentary “Jean- Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child.” Roger directed and co-produced his first feature documentary “Marsha Hunt’s Sweet Adversity.” The documentary won “Best Documentary Feature” at the Burbank International Film Festival, The Studio City International Film Festival and the Sherman Oaks Film Festival.
Julia Guest worked in the criminal defense law field for six years in San Francisco representing indigent inmates on death row in California. Her experience conducting years of research to help present the social histories of her clients’ lives furthered her passion for storytelling on behalf of social justice and mental health related issues. She came to Los Angeles to work as a content researcher and story editor for “And Now, Love.” Julia studied acting, dance and singing at the Lee Strasberg Institute. Her past film experience includes production assistant work on “The West Wing,” “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” and “The O.C.” She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Literature. You can find her swimming in the cold waters of San Francisco Bay, dancing hip-hop in yoga studios, and attempting to stay alive on her bike on the wild streets of Los Angeles.
Umon Kawamura is a German/Japanese designer, photographer and filmmaker. His heritage from both cultures is evident in his aesthetic, always striving for a simple approach to create minimalistic solutions to to represent complex ideas and emotions. Aside from his multiple talents in film, photography, design, animation and digital compositing, he enjoys being a family man in LA’s colorful mix of cultures and kitchens.
With over twenty years of experience in Production and Post Production, Glen has contributed in various capacities on numerous shows, recently delivering 10 episodes of “Scare Pewdiepie Multi-Player” in 4K for Youtube Red. He also worked on eight seasons of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Entourage” and was post producer for Sony Pictures’ “Joe Dirt 2” for Crackle.com.
An experienced film composer, Glen recently completed the score on “A Tigers Tale” and the suspense thriller, “Abaddon.”
Stella Welter is a German born actress who is most famous for her lead role as Pip in “Endlich Samstag.” It first aired across Europe in 2006 and is still on air (repeats) today.
She has studied at the University of Cambridge, the New York Film Academy and Stella Adler Studio. Stella is now living and working in New York and Los Angeles.
Ryan Amador is a music and theatre creative based in Los Angeles, CA. As a singer/songwriter he has released two albums and four EPs. His most recent project is “Seattle Songs EP” released in June 2017.
Ryan is best known for his songs “Instead” & “Define Me”. The “Define Me” video has garnered over 700,000 views on Youtube and led to live performances at Pride Events in New York, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Brisbane and Australia. Following the release of his video “Spectrum”, Ryan was asked to perform at TEDx in Santa Cruz, CA and spoke on the topic of diversified sexuality. In April 2016, the Mather Dance Company in California performed to Ryan’s song “Instead” which was then featured by DancingWithYT on Youtube, and has since surpassed 1.5 million listens on Spotify. He has written songs for LA-based singers Luke Edgemon, Mario Jose, Will Makar and Ben Yahr, as well as upcoming EPs from Edgemon and Blake McGrath.
Daniel Weidlein graduated from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music and works professionally as a saxophonist, composer, producer, singer, and music director.
As a performer, Weidlein has played with jazz luminaries such as Frank Wess, Bob Mintzer, and Joshua Redman, and has made commercial appearances including on the television show “Glee,” in the Academy Award-winning film “Whiplash,” and on the third season of NBC’s primetime show “The Sing Off.”
Weidlein owns The B(e)at Cave recording studio and has produced numerous projects including albums for singers Luke Edgemon and Blake McGrath, hip-hop sensation Clive Aden, jazz musicians such as Bob Mintzer and Greg Johnson, singer/songwriter Axel Mansor, Katie Ohh from NBC’s “The Winner Is,” the Transcendence Theater Company, and an award winning A Cappella EP for his collegiate singing group, The Trojan Men. Weidlein’s own bands, The Vintage Modernists and (In)Body, have released albums to great reviews that are available digitally worldwide.
Dr. Allen B. Weiner obtained a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California where his interests focused on para traditional remedies like Homeopathy, Chinese and traditional herbs, and floral essences. He went on to be a practicing hospital pharmacist for the Kaiser Permanente Hospital Group and later received his M.D. from Washington University at St. Louis, Missouri. He completed his residency in Psychiatry at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Weiner was later recruited as an Inpatient Unit Chief for the Thalians Community Mental Health Center for twenty years, and simultaneously developed a private practice specializing in Psychoanalytic Psychiatry. He also served for several years with the County of Los Angeles Department of Health as a Child and Maternal Health Clinician, and a Venereal Disease Control Officer. From his experiences with the thousands of people he assisted, he felt it necessary to develop a serious comprehension of Eastern Medicine, Behavioral Optometry, and Applied Kinesiology. For the past 45 years, he has been practicing an enhanced form of that psychoanalytic psychiatry.
Dr. Loren Weiner is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Beverly Hills, California. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Southern California in 1993 and received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant University in 2003. She began her private practice in 2003 while completing her postdoctoral training at The Linden Center in Los Angeles, a Non-Public school focusing on children with severe emotional and behavioral disturbances. She was also a volunteer supervisor of masters and doctoral level students at The Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills from 2005-2013. Dr. Weiner has co-chaired the ongoing discussion group “Infant Mental Life and the Dream in Psychoanalysis” at the American Psychoanalytic Association’s annual meetings in 2009 and 2011-2017.
Dr. Parker has been a licensed psychologist since 1982. She has maintained a private practice since then, encompassing clinical work with a wide variety of patients, children, adolescents, adults and families. She also provides case consultation and supervision to other professionals.
She has taught courses at USC, UCLA and Antioch College.
She is a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the International Society of Ethical Psychiatry and Psychology, and the International Society for the Psychological Treatment of Schizophrenia and other Psychoses.
Dr. Parker has presented her work at the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute (formerly LAPSI, now The New Center for Psychoanalysis) in 2002, 2004, and 2005, at the American Psychological Association (Div 39) in 2006, and in seminars at the American Psychoanalytic Association conferences in 2007 (Washington, DC) and 2011 (San Francisco). She has also made presentations at annual conferences of the International Society of Ethical Psychiatry and Psychology in 2010 (New York) and 2011 (Los Angeles) and the International Society for the Psychological Treatment of Schizophrenia and other Psychoses in 2011 (San Francisco).
Douglas Kirsner is an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Deakin University and a staff member for more than 38 years. He is the founder of the Deakin University Freud Conference in 1977 and was appointed to Personal Chair, Philosophy and Psychoanalytic Studies in 2007, retiring in 2014.
Professor Douglas Kirsner has made a prolific and ongoing contribution to the progressive humanities curriculum in philosophy and psychoanalytical studies. He continues to challenge boundaries in psychoanalytic studies and existential psychology both in Australia and overseas. Prof. Kirsner was made an honorary member of the prestigious American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) in 2015.
His seminal publications include Unfree Associations: Inside Psychoanalytic Institutes and The Schizoid World of Jean-Paul Sartre and RD Laing. He has also edited numerous collections and written a multitude of articles in psychoanalytic journals. Prof. Kirsner lectures widely at psychoanalytic institutes and associations in Australia and around the world.
Gilbert Kliman graduated from Harvard Medical School. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Senior Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. After his child psychiatric training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he founded three nonprofit organizations dedicated to childhood mental health services: The Center for Preventive Psychiatry, the Foster Care Study Unit at Columbia University College of Medicine and Surgery, Department of Child Psychiatry, and The Children’s Psychological Health Center, Inc. He has served as Medical Director of The Children’s Psychological Health Center in San Francisco since 1993.
Dr. Kliman originated Reflective Network Therapy which he practices and continues to research throughout the country and around the world. In addition, his practice of forensic child psychiatry often leads to his testifying in federal and state courts and he has testified in over 300 major cases.
He has appeared on national television features such as Barbara Walters, Straight Talk, Health and Science News (KTVU), and The Today Show concerning psychological trauma and related children’s issues. Dr. Kliman is the author of over 70 scientific papers and several books including Responsible Parenthood which earned an international literary award (the Janusz Korczak Prize for Best Book Concerning the Well-Being and Nurture of Children).
Tracy Bale is Director of the Center for Brain Development and Maternal Mental Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She was formerly Professor of Neuroscience at University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and Department of Psychiatry of the Perelman School of Medicine. Her research focuses on understanding the role of stress dysregulation in neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric diseases, and the sex differences that underlie disease vulnerability using mice as the model organism. She is a co-director of the Penn Center for the Study of Sex and Gender in Behavioral Health. She is currently a Reviewing Editor at the Journal of Neuroscience and serves as Chair of the NNRS CSR study section. Tracy has been the recipient of the career development award for early career achievement by the Society for Neuroscience, the Richard E. Weitzman Memorial award as exceptionally promising young investigator by the Endocrine Society, the Medtronic Award from the Society for Women’s Health Research for outstanding research, and the Daniel H. Efron award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.
Abbot Bronstein is a psychoanalyst in San Francisco and a graduate and faculty member of SFCP (San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis). He is an editorial board member of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and the section editor of the “Analyst at Work” section of the IJP. He is the chair of IPA North America Comparative Clinical Methods Working Party Groups and he is a training and supervising analyst in the IPA. He has published and written papers and presented nationally and internationally. Most recently he has published “The Analyst’s Work” in the IJP and “Mrs. Klein, the contemporary Kleinians and the drives: are they what drive the theory and clinical work,” in the Journal of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. His latest paper, co-authored with Marie Rudden, MD, titled “Transference, Relationship and the Analyst as Object: Qualitative Findings from the North American Comparative Clinical Methods Working Party,” was published in the IJP in spring 2015.
Todd Anton is the author of No Greater Love: Life Stories From the Men Who Saved Baseball, When Baseball Went to War and When Football Went to War. He has been a U.S. History instructor for over 25 years. Anton served on the board of Trustees for the late Dr. Stephen E. Ambrose’s National World War II Museum. The museum featured Anton as a speaker at a gala in Washington, DC honoring the members of Congress who served in World War II and at the premiere of Steven Spielberg’s documentary on his father, “Burma Bridge Busters.” The museum also put on a successful exhibit called “When Baseball Went to War,” inspired by his book.