The Salem Progressive Film Series pairs documentaries with dynamic speakers to spread ideas, create discussion and inspire action.

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, the series features the film Bedlam. The Grand Theatre, 191 High Street N.E, hosts the series. Films begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $5.

Set in Los Angeles, Bedlam is the first major documentary to explore the crisis in care of severely mentally-ill citizens.

The film tracks wrenching individual stories of mentally-ill patients caught on an endless merry-go-round of ineffective care, exposing the anatomy of a broken healthcare mill. 

Deb Patterson, chair of the Marion County Health Advisory Board, and Tim Black, a member of Eugene’s Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets (CAHOOTS), will lead a post-film discussion.