Matter of Mind

Indie Lens Pop-Up ~ Matter of Mind: My Parkinson's

Thursday, March 28, 2024 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Library Hall
A mother, an optician, and a cartoonist each navigate their lives with determination in the face of Parkinson’s disease. A film & conversation.

The  2023/'24 Indie Lens season of films and community conversations continues with a documentary by Anna Moot-Levin (director and producer), Laura Green (director and producer), David Alvarado (producer), and Jason Sussberg (writer and producer).

In Matter of Mind: My Parkinson's, three people navigate their lives with resourcefulness and determination in the face of a degenerative illness, Parkinson’s disease. An optician pursues deep brain stimulation surgery; a mother raising a pre-teen daughter becomes a boxing coach and an advocate for exercise; and a cartoonist contemplates how he will continue to draw as his motor control declines.

This film and conversation is a co-presentation by Bud Werner Library and Yampa Valley Parkinson’s Support Network (YVPSN). After the film, YVPSN will share information about their programs host a Q&A with the community. Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate.

About Yampa Valley Parkinson’s Support Network

YVPSN is a community-based support group operating as a 501-c under the umbrella of the parent organization Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies (PAR) working to enhance the quality of life for individuals with Parkinson’s disease through education, research, awareness and support for those with the disease, their family members and the community.  The local support network coordinates with PAR to host educational series with presentations from professionals who evaluate and treat patients with Parkinson’s disease as well as promoting PAR signature fundraising events such as Ski4PD. With these funds YVPSN is able to provide free weekly classes for community members with Parkinson’s Disease, as well as provide support groups for both patients with Parkinson’s disease and their care providers. YVPSN classes primarily focus on movement, posture and balance, and include boxing, pickleball, water aerobics. They also host quarterly social celebrations to encourage community social engagement and cameraderie, including an annual spring social, summer potluck and holiday celebrations. Contact for questions and to sign-up for email monthly announcements and upcoming events.

Matter of Mind will premiere on PBS on April 8, 2024.




About Indie Lens Pop-Up

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS's Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics and social issues, to family and community relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. For more information, visit