You’re Invited! “The Son” Movie Premiere

You’re invited to a special screening of Sony Picture Classics’ “The Son”, with NAMI Seattle on Friday, January 20th, at 7pm at the Regal Meridian. Immediately following the film, join us for a panel discussion on youth mental health featuring Dr. Chris Ladish, Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Summer Starr from NAMI Washington, and Jeremiah Bainbridge from NAMI Seattle. There will be time to answer your questions. We will also have resources available. Learn more about youth mental health.

Date: January 20, 2023

Time: 7:00pm- 10:00pm

Location: Regal Meridian, 1501 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Tickets: Free!

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“The Son”

“The Son” is a new film written and directed by Florian Zeller. This drama follows a family as it struggles after falling apart. The movie centers on Peter (Hugh Jackman), whose hectic life with his infant and new partner Beth (Vanessa Kirby) is upended when his ex-wife Kate (Laura Dern) appears with their son Nicholas (Zen McGrath), who is now a teenager. The young man has been missing school for months and is troubled, distant, and angry. Peter strives to take care of Nicholas as he would have liked his own father to have taken care of him while juggling work, his and Beth’s new son, and the offer of his dream position in Washington. However, by reaching for the past to correct its mistakes, he loses sight of how to hold onto Nicholas in the present.

An image with a blue background with white text reads, ''You are not alone. For mental health resources, visit''. A collage of triangle shaped movie photos on the right side of the image. Movie title ''The Son'' in the top left corner. Across the bottom of the image are NAMI's and Sony Pictures Classics' logos.

With this event, our goal is to raise awareness of mental health issues, specifically youth mental health struggles, and to provide resources and education about youth mental health.

  • We are experiencing a youth mental health crisis of historic proportions that has been made worse by COVID-19.
  • In 2021, 1 in 5 high school students reported experiencing serious thoughts of suicide within the past year.
  • Half of all mental illness begins by age 14, but the average delay between onset of symptoms and treatment is 11 years, so getting help early is crucial.

Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness