"This film needs to be seen."
Actress and Director
"Watching this film (If I Could) does not simply make you
sad. It makes you want to flee your own skin, your own head. To
forget or never know what terrible things families do to each other
and the children who absorb the damage."
Susan Reimer, Baltimore Sun columnist
"If I Could"
has received a great deal of coverage
articles since its debut
in May 2001.
The film has won awards
at major film festivals in the last
year including the Seattle International
Film Festival and the New York International
Independent Film & Video Festival.
Find out what people are saying about
the movie, including actress Sally Field, director David S. Ward,
playwright Attallah Shabazz, Tipper Gore and others.
On May 9, 2002, there was a large
screening for mental health professionals in Washington, D.C. Among
those who spoke before the screening or in a panel discussion afterwards
were Virginia Williams, mother of the Mayor of Washington, Dr. Ivan
Walks MD, the former DC Health Commissioner, and many prominent
individuals in the mental health field.
wrote a letter to the filmmakers on May
9 2002 expressing her support for the
film and the light that it shines on mental
health issues among youth.
The filmmakers have traveled lot with
the film during the past year. We have
collected some of their "Postcards
From the Road."
"The raw emotion was compelling. It helped us experience
the love, the hate, the hurt and the hope."
"It's honesty comes through in big ways."
"I'm most affected by the scene in which Tracy confronts
"Amazing. I will never forget the look in James' eyes
where he is in pain for his mother."
"Above everything, tenacity wins. Bravo! to all the
people who never give up!"
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