Opens May 29, 2018
May 29-30 Only!
Every year in France, 92,000 people are placed under psychiatric care without their consent. By law, the hospital has 12 days to bring each patient before a judge. Based on medical records and a doctor's recommendations, a crucial decision has to be made – will the patient stay or leave? Granted access to these hearings for the first time, legendary nonfiction filmmaker Raymond Depardon captures these extraordinary encounters between justice and psychiatry. "An uneasy calm suffuses 12 Days, a documentary set at the juncture of personal liberty and the law. Depardon's movie suggests that the line between mental illness and health is sometimes determined by who tells your story and how. For those who have long been silenced — and often remain so — being able to tell those stories is clearly monumental." (Manohla Dargis, New York Times)