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That Way Madness Lies...


Duanne Luckow begins a scary, dangerous and ever-escalating cycle of arrests, incarcerations, mental institutional stays including Oregon State Hospital (The setting of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), an inability to aid and assist in his own defense and releases to the streets without a plan. Until court ordered, he exercises his right to refuse treatment. HIPPA laws intended to protect his privacy, inadvertently cuts off his most ardent advocates from access to him, leaving him vulnerable to an overburdened system. Serendipitous events and coincidences gave documentary filmmaker, Sandra Luckow, access to intimate and illuminating footage because Duanne is her brother. With their cameras, they expose an ineffectual and inhuman system as well as themselves.



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    personal film, mental health, family issues, stigma, schizophenia
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 41 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Screenings / Awards: 
  • Northwest Film Center, NW Tracking Series
    Portland Oregon 
    United States 
    May 11, 2017
  • Nice Internationa Film Festival
    May 18, 2017 
    nominations: Best Feature Documentary, Best Director of a Documentary, Education and Science Award
  • Lighthouse International Film Festival
    Long Island Beach Township 
    United States 
    June 9, 2017
    Beacon Independent Film Festival
    Beacon, New York 
    United States 
    September 16, 2017
    Angaelica Arts Festival
    Big Bear, California 
    United States 
    September 22, 2017


Directed by: 
Sandra Luckow
Writing credits: 
Writer: Sandra Luckow Co-writer: Anne Alvergue
Produced by: 
Regina K. Scully Abigail E. Disney Geralyn Dreyfous
Music by: 
Michael Bacon
Cinematography by: 
Sandra Luckow Duanne Luckow
Film Editing by: 
Anne Alvergue Supervising Editor: Toby Shimin
Release Date: 
Monday, May 1, 2017
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