THE YEAR BETWEEN (2022) with Alex Heller: Block Museum - Northwestern University
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THE YEAR BETWEEN (2022) with Alex Heller

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Image credit: THE YEAR BETWEEN (2022) by Alex Heller
7 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Thu October 27, 2022
7 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public



With filmmaker and NU alum Alex Heller in person

(USA, 2022, DCP, 95 min)


An Official Selection of Tribeca 2022 - US Narrative Competition

An Official Selection of Nashville 2022 - New Directors Competition

Inspired by true events, THE YEAR BETWEEN is the story of Clemence Miller (played by writer-director Alex Heller), a college sophomore who is forced to move back home after having a mental breakdown. Faced with a surprising diagnosis of bipolar disorder and a jarring return to the Illinois suburbs, Clemence has to learn how to live with her well-meaning but frustrated family and find balance in a world that seems hellbent on thwarting her.

Funny, warm-hearted, fresh, and biting, THE YEAR BETWEEN marks an impressive debut by writer/director/star Alex Heller. Based on her own mental health struggles, Heller has crafted a poignant, powerful and entertaining story of an individual and a family managing the sweet highs and raw lows of adjusting to a new normal.

Starring: Alex Heller, J. Smith-Cameron, Steve Buscemi, Wyatt Oleff, Emily Robinson, Kyanna Simone, Rajeev Jacob, Waltrudis Buck

Presented with support from the Pritzker Pucker Studio Lab for the Promotion of Mental Health via Cinematic Arts at Northwestern University

About the artist:

Alex Heller is a bipolar filmmaker from Chicago. She is a 2020 Sundance Feature Film fellow and a 2018 alum of the Tribeca Film Institute Network. Vulture named Alex a "Rising Filmmaker Every Cinephile Should Have on Their Radar" in 2018. She creates mental illness memes as @thementallytrillest on Instagram. Alex graduated from Northwestern University in 2015. 

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