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THE YEAR BETWEEN a film by Alex Heller 

Co-sponsored by EPICS and The Block Museum of Art

Screening and Q&A: THE YEAR BETWEEN follows college sophomore Clemence Miller, who is diagnosed with bipolar disorder and forced to return home to her sleepy Illinois suburb after suffering a mental breakdown.

Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 7:00pm
Run Time: 94 minutes

Alex Heller’s upcoming work includes her first feature film, “The Year Between,” a comedy about bipolar disorder. The film is produced by Level Forward and wrapped production in November 2021. In addition to being selected for the TFI Network, “The Year Between” was one of five projects selected for AT&T Presents: Untold Stories, the million-dollar pitch at the Tribeca Film Festival. Her awkward, comedic short films that celebrate/damn coming of age include Grizzlies, 24 and Pregnant, Never the Bride, Dose, and Forever House, and have played festivals such as Chicago International, Maryland, Edinburgh International, Newport Beach, and Cucalorus. Alex is a 2020 Sundance Institute Feature Film Program Fellow. In 2018, she was named by Vulture as one of their “Rising Filmmakers Every Cinephile Should Have on Their Radar.” In 2017, she was the national winner of StorySlam Oslo (the Norwegian Moth), and was a featured storyteller on this past season of Norway’s Got Talent, where she bombed to hell and was deservedly kicked off. Alex graduated from Northwestern University in 2015. She lived in Illinois for 27 years.

Alex is also an alumni of the RTVF department at Northwestern.