Locally-produced Coming Up For Air treats mental health, plays across the U.S.

Glenside Productions, under the leaadership of Roger Rapoport, has continued making films, reaching broader and broader audiences with messages important to the community.

The latest, Coming Up For Air, has played in 24 theaters across the midwest and in Florida, including Celebration Cinema Woodland, and all the Goodrich theaters such as the Grand Haven 9, the Holland 7, the Quality 16 in Ann Arbor, several in Illinois and in the Tampa area. It has been extended for another week, through October 3, at Cinema Carousel in Muskegon.celebrationcinema.com

According to imdb.com, “When single mom Anna Russell, a ceramic artist, discovers that her son Stan, a star college athlete and academic star is unraveling, she must act quickly to avoid tragedy. In denial and further and further out of reach, Stan suddenly disappears. Anna must find him on a journey that highlights the importance of mental health, high stakes athletics vs. academic excellence and what it takes to be a loving and devoted parent.”

Director Robert Cicchini, a well-known actor (Light Sleeper, The Godfather: Part III, Dreamgirls) who has appeared in other Glenside Productions films, says in the trailer, “This very relevant new film will inspire empathy ... It will address the de-escalation of crises that could lead to tragedy, and create an appreciation of the impact that mental health has on familes. It will also support community discussions of the real conditions and biases towards mental health treatment in our culture...”

Watch the trailer at https://vimeo.com/356881427
On Sunday Sept. 29 the Wisconsin premiere is at the Times Cinema in Milwaukee.
Other Glenside Productions are Waterwalk and Pilot Error.