Evan Scott Perry, Dana Heinz Perry, Hart Perry, Nicholas Kopple-Perry, Karen Riposo, Ladd Spiegel, Suzanne Hanna, Dan Murray, Aidan Shiminov, Will Axelrod
Dana Heinz Perry
United States of America
On the night of Oct. 2, 2005, Hart and Dana Perrys 15-year-old son Evan jumped to his death from his New York City bedroom window. This moving film is the story, told by his filmmaker parents and others who knew him, of Evan’s life and death, and his life-long struggle with bipolar disorder. It delves into the complexity of Evans disease, sharing his familys journey through the maze of mental illness. In showing how one family deals with generations of loss and grief, the film defies the stigma related to mental illness and suicide and tells a human story that touches everyone.