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This Beggar's Description


Thursday, October 17, 2013 7:30 P.M.


Maxwell Cummings Auditorium, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Door A of Michael and Renata Hornstein Pavillion 1379, rue Sherbrooke Ouest — Montréal, Québec [métro Peel]

 

The ACFF is proud to open the festival with the screening of This Beggar’s Description. A wonderful movie by Pierre Tetrault about his brother Philip who, as a poet friend of Leonard Cohen, a vagabond pan-flutist and a painter who is far from being solely defined by his schizophrenia. The scenes of Montreal and the Leonard Cohen soundtrack make his story our own.

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Three Voices


Friday, October 18, 2013 1:00 P.M.


Maxwell Cummings Auditorium, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Door A of Michael and Renata Hornstein Pavillion 1379, rue Sherbrooke Ouest — Montréal, Québec [métro Peel]

 

 

Youth Program - Matinée

 

250 High School students will be offered free tickets to a screening of dynamic short films directed toward adolescents depicting real life stories exploring the stigma, the challenges, the hopes and the recovery of living with a mental illness.

 

Three voices

A quiet dancer, a feisty photographer, an idealistic social worker three strangers, three voices, one certainty -- living with mental illness is a lifelong journey. Alyshia, Stella and Asante don’t know each other, but together their voices tell a poignant tale of the confusion, despair, stigma and hope that accompany them on their journey. They lose hope. They get help. They find support. They have good days and bad.

 

Three Voices is a raw and heart-wrenching documentary about what mental illness really looks and feels like. It is a story about losing your grip on who you are and then rediscovering yourself through art, through self expression, through compassion for others. Three Voices is a film for those too afraid or too ashamed to use their own voice to ask for help. It is encouragement to do so.

Three voices documentary website:
http://www.ontarioshores.ca/threevoices/index.html#

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William Kurelek's The Maze


Friday, October 18, 2013 7:30 P.M.


Maxwell Cummings Auditorium, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Door A of Michael and Renata Hornstein Pavillion 1379, rue Sherbrooke Ouest — Montréal, Québec [métro Peel]

 

William Kurelek's The Maze, reveals the life of Canadian naïf painter William Kurelek whose work graces the permanent collection of museums throughout Canada.  The producer, the son of the painter and a curator at the MMFA will participate in a post-screening panel exploring the relationship between mental illness, art and creativity.

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NCR: Not Criminally Responsible


Saturday, October 19, 2013 7:30 P.M.


Maxwell Cummings Auditorium, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Door A of Michael and Renata Hornstein Pavillion 1379, rue Sherbrooke Ouest — Montréal, Québec [métro Peel]

 

The première theatrical version with French sub-titles of NCR: Not Criminally Responsible will generate much buzz at the Festival. In a moment of madness, voices in Sean Clifton's head told him to seek out "the prettiest girl in the mall" and stab her. Julie Bouvier was that girl. In a unique film, they each tell their side of the story.

The post screening discussions will be a lively interaction between the audience and legal, medical and judicial panelists along with the director John Kastner.

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Film to be announced


Sunday, October 20, 2013 2:00 P.M.


DB Clarke Theatre, Concordia Hall Building. 1455, De Maisonneuve Boul. West.

Montreal Walks for Mental Health

 

On the closing Sunday, the ACFF and its sponsors will be visible to over 1000 participants in the fifth annual Montreal Walk for Mental Health. Free tickets to the Festival’s closing screening will be pre-distributed, pro-rata, to those community organizations registered as participants in the Walk for Mental Health.


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