“Love, Work and Knowledge —The Life and Trials of Wilhelm Reich” will be screened at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, July 9-11, at the RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main St., in Rangeley. Financed entirely by three international crowdfunders in 2014, 2016 and 2017, this documentary was filmed in Austria, Germany, Norway and the United States: New York, Pennsylvania, Maine (Ellsworth Falls, Hancock and Rangeley) and the Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard University.

Wilhelm Reich, M.D., born in 1897 and died in 1957, was a pioneering and controversial psychiatrist, research physician and scientist who graduated from the University of Vienna medical school, studied with Sigmund Freud and Nobel laureate Julius Wagner-Jauregg, M.D., emigrated to America on the eve of World War II and, in 1945, established a laboratory and research center in Rangeley.

In the 1950s, Reich’s publications — books, research journals and bulletins — were banned and burned by order of a U.S. Federal Court. These destructions took place in Rangeley and New York City.

Completed at the end of 2017, this film is now being screened in theaters and university-affiliated cinemas in America, Europe and South Africa.

For more information, visit loveworkknowledge.com. For the schedule of events at the RFA Lakeside Theater, visit rangeleyarts.org.

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