Nationwide PBS Broadcast of "Prisoner of Her Past" Begins!

"Be brave enough to sit for an hour. You will never forget it."
- Stanley Crouch, New York Daily News

Prisoner of Her Past, directed by Kartemquin Films co-founder Gordon Quinn, broadcasts nationally during late April and early May. Scroll down for a list of cities where Prisoner of Her Past is scheduled to air.

When Disaster Strikes the Mind
Imagine surviving a war, earthquake, flood, or other disaster only to be stricken by nightmares, paranoia and a very real sense that it's happening over and over. What would you do? Frightening events can leave lasting invisible scars on the psyches of survivors, particularly children. Sometimes the effects take years to fully manifest. Survivors are often faced with the sensation that they are reliving the events of years or decades before.

This devastating and little understood condition, known as Late Onset Post Traumatic Disorder, is at the heart of Prisoner of Her Past.

Prisoner of Her Past tells the haunting story of a secret childhood trauma resurfacing, sixty years later, to unravel the life of Holocaust survivor Sonia Reich. The film follows her son, Chicago Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich, as he journeys across the United States and Eastern Europe to uncover why his mother believes the world is conspiring to kill her. Along the way, he finds a family he never knew he had. Howard also finds psychiatrists in New Orleans helping traumatized children who survived Hurricane Katrina, so they will not re-experience their childhood terrors as his mother now does.

 

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A list of cities where Prisoner of Her Past is scheduled to air follows. Don't see your local PBS station listed? Contact them and request a screening! The film is available via PBS throughout 2011. Click here to check your local listings

* MIDWEST *
Illinois
Central - 5/1 & 5/2
Champaign - 4/28, 4/29, 5/1 & 5/2
Chicago - 4/28, 4/29, 4/30, 4/30, 5/1, & 5/1
Quincy/Hannibal - 5/1 & 5/2
Indiana
East Central - 5/1
Indianapolis - 5/1 & 5/2
Terre Haute - 5/1 & 5/2
Iowa
Cedar Rapids - 5/1 & 5/2
Sioux City - 5/1 & 5/2
Statewide simulcast - 5/1 & 5/2
Kansas
Wichita - 5/2
Michigan
Alpena - 4/27
Central - 4/27
Flint - 4/24
Detroit - 4/26 & 4/27
Lansing - 5/1
Minnesota
Rochester - 5/1 & 5/2
Twin Cities - 5/1
Missouri
Joplin-Pittsburg - 5/1
Springfield - 5/1
St. Louis - 5/1 & 5/2
Nebraska
Simulcast 5/1, 5/1, 5/1, 5/1, 5/2 & 5/2
North Dakota
Check your local listings
Ohio
Cincinnati - 4/24, 4/28 & 5/1
Cleveland - 5/1 & 5/2
South Dakota
Rapid City - 5/1, 5/1, 5/2, & 5/2
Sioux Falls - 5/2
Wisconsin
Milwaukee - 5/1 & 5/2

* NORTHEAST *
Connecticut
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Maine
Portland - 5/1 & 5/2
Massachusetts
Boston - 4/28, 4/29, 4/29, 4/29, 5/1 & 5/2
Springfield - 5/1
New Hampshire
4/28, 4/29, 4/29, 4/29 & 4/29
New Jersey
5/11 & 5/16
New York
Albany/Schenectady - 5/1 & 5/2
New York City 5/1 & 5/2
Rochester - 5/1 & 5/2
Syracuse - 5/1 & 5/2
Pennsylvania
Central - 5/1 & 5/2
Erie - 5/1 & 5/2
Philadelphia - 5/1 & 5/2
Pittsburgh - 5/1
Rhode Island
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Vermont
Adirondack Region - 5/1 & 5/2
Burlington - 4/29, 4/29, 5/1 & 5/2

* SOUTH *
Delaware
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District of Columbia - 4/27, 4/28, 4/28, 4/29, & 4/30
Maryland
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Oklahoma
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Texas
Dallas - 5/1 & 5/2
Houston - 4/24, 4/29 & 4/29
San Antonio - 5/2

* SOUTHEAST *
Alabama
Statewide Simulcast
Mobile - 4/28
Arkansas
Fort Smith - 5/1 & 5/2
Jonesboro - 5/1 & 5/2
Little Rock - 5/1 & 5/2
Monroe/El Dorado - 5/1, 5/1 & 5/2
Florida
Fort Myers/Naples - 5/1, 5/1 & 5/2
Gainesville - 5/1
Jacksonville - 4/21, 5/1, 5/1, 5/1 & 5/2
Miami - 4/27, 4/28 & 4/29
Pensacola - 4/27, 5/1 & 5/2
Tampa - 4/27
Georgia
Albany - 5/1, 5/1 & 5/2
Atlanta - 4/20, 4/21, 5/1, 5/1, 5/2 & 5/2
Augusta - 5/1, 5/1, 5/1, 5/1 & 5/2
Columbus - 5/1 & 5/1 & 5/2
Macon - 5/1, 5/1 & 5/2
Statewide - 5/1 & 5/2
Kentucky
Bowling Green - 4/28
Statewide 4/28, 5/1, 5/1 & 5/2
Louisiana
New Orleans 5/1, 5/1 & 5/2
Mississippi
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North Carolina
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South Carolina - 5/1
Charlotte - 5/1 & 5/1
Tennessee
Chattanooga - 4/21, 5/1, 5/1 & 5/2
Jackson - 5/1 & 5/2
Knoxville - 5/1, 5/1 & 5/1
Memphis - 4/26, 4/27, 4/28, 4/29, 5/1 & 5/1
Nashville - 5/2
Tri-Cities - 5/1 & 5/2
Virginia
Lynchburg - 5/1
Norfolk - 5/1 & 5/2
Roanoke - 5/1 & 5/1
Tri-Cities - 5/1 & 5/2
West Virginia
Bluefield-Beckley - 4/28
Clarksburg-Weston - 4/28
Simulcast 4/28

* SOUTHWEST *
Arizona
Phoenix - 5/1 & 5/2
Tucson - 5/1, 5/1 & 5/2
Colorado - 4/30
Colorado Springs - 4/30, 5/1 & 5/1
Denver - 5/1 & 5/1
New Mexico
Statewide simulcast - 5/2
Nevada
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Texas
Dallas - 5/1 & 5/2
Houston - 4/24, 4/29 & 4/29
San Antonio - 5/2
Utah
Salt Lake City - 5/1 & 5/2

* WEST *
Alaska
Fairbanks 5/1 & 5/2
California
Eureka - 5/1 & 5/2
Fresno/Visalia - 4/21 &
Monterey/Watsonville/Salinas/Santa Cruz - 5/1
Sacramento/Chico/Redding - 5/1, 5/1 & 5/2
San Francisco - 5/1 & 5/1
Hawaii
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Idaho

Boise - 5/1 & 5/2
Idaho Falls - 5/1 & 5/2
Statewide 5/1, 5/1, 5/2, & 5/2
Twin Falls - 5/1 & 5/2
Montana
Billings - 5/1 & 5/2
Butte/Bozeman - 5/1 & 5/2
Great Falls - 5/1 & 5/2
Missoula - 5/1 & 5/2
Nevada
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Oregon
Medford - 5/1 & 5/2
Washington
Central - 4/26 &
Seattle - 4/26 &
Spokane - 5/1 & 5/2
Wyoming
Casper-Riverton - 5/1 & 5/2
Cheyenne - 5/1, 5/1 & 5/2
Statewide - 5/2 & 5/2

* UPCOMING THEATRICAL SCREENINGS * Howard Reich in person
Davenport, Iowa APRIL 27
Chicago, Illinois with director Gordon Quinn APRIL 28
Los Angeles, California with producer Joanna Rudnick MAY 3
Columbus, Ohio MAY 5
San Francisco, California MAY 10