Café MSJ and Rethinking Media Series Present:
Oscar-Nominated AMY (2015, Asif Kapadia, 128 minutes)
Featuring guest speaker Mercedes Nelson-Coffman, Woodbury adjunct professor and psychotherapist specializing in addiction counseling.
Thursday, February 25th: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Entertainment Media Building
Refreshments will be served.
AMY (directed by Asif Kapadia) is a 2015 British documentary about the life and death of singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse. The film focuses on her struggle with substance abuse both before and after career success. AMY is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary.
Guest speaker Mercedes Nelson Coffman, MA is a psychotherapist working in addiction counseling at Cri-Help, Inc. She graduated from Woodbury University (B.A., Psychology) and Pepperdine University with her Masters in Clinical Psychology on the Marriage and Family Therapy track. Mercedes specializes in working with individuals and families affected by the disease of addiction. She is a passionate animal rights advocate, part-time fashionista, and adjunct professor at Woodbury University.
Café MSJ: Social Justice is Brewing… Café MSJ is more than just a cafe. We serve more than just coffee and refreshments. Café MSJ is a meeting of the minds, an opportunity to join forces, discuss the issues of the day, and strategize about solutions. Once a month we screen a social issue film through the Rethinking Media Series, followed by guest speakers, coffee, conversation, and music at Café MSJ.
The Rethinking Media Series is sponsored by the Communication Department in the School of Media, Culture and Design. It is open to the university community and focuses on the inner workings of media industries by providing a unique opportunity to explore a variety of forms, interact with practitioners, and engage in a shared experience. The series is designed to be a combination of screenings (contemporary, classic, experimental, fiction, documentary and animation) and special events involving guest speakers, workshops and performances. Discussion will follow in relation to screenings and events.
MA Program in Media for Social Justice
BFA in Filmmaking
School of Media, Culture & Design