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Nuts

Directed by Jay Mower
Produced by Jim Clevenger

Set in a courtroom in the psychiatric wing of New York’s Bellevue Hospital in 1979, the story concerns an incarcerated woman’s valiant attempt to fight those who want to have her committed as mentally incompetent to stand trial on a manslaughter charge.

The state, represented by a court appointed psychiatrist and aggressive prosecutor, say Claudia Faith Draper is nuts. In the course of this arresting yet at times funny drama, she demonstrates to the judge that she isn’t crazy.

Revelations come out about an abusive childhood, dysfunctional family, divorce, and prostitution. This moving and poignant drama tugs at our very heartstrings and has us progressively rooting for her victory over what seems like nearly insurmountable odds.