Oldcastle to show 'Patch Adams'

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BENNINGTON — "Patch Adams," the Robin Williams film about a medical school student who tries to humanize the hospital's doctor-patient relationship, will be shown at Oldcastle Theatre on at 6 p.m.on Saturday, Oct. 20. The screening is part of the "Speak Sooner" film series offered by the Center for Communication in Medicine to educate the public about how to improve healthcare communication and quality of care.

The 1998 film, which was based on a true story, "showcases [Williams's] great gift for improvisational comedy and his ability to make heartfelt connection," states Tom Keogh, on film.com.

After the film, a panel of local doctors will discuss the challenges of incorporating humanism in medical training and practice, followed by a Q&A session and dessert reception. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased through Oldcastle by calling 802-447-0564 or by visiting Oldcastle's website at oldcastletheatre.org.

To learn more about the Center for Communication in Medicine's programs and communication tools, visit speaksooner.org.




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