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Out of Mind, Out of Sight   Eng. with Fr. subt.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7 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 Out of Mind, Out of Sight. Emmy award-winning filmmaker John Kastner obtains unprecedented access into a forensic psychiatric hospital—where he follows the treatment of four patients struggling to gain control over their lives, so they can return to a society that often fears and demonizes them. The main story focuses on a patient who, in a psychotic state, killed a much-loved family member and is tormented by a guilt so great it is almost crippling. [88 minutes]

 

Filmmaker, John Kastner, will be present at the panel discussion after this screening.

  • 2014 - Hot Docs - Winner of Best Canadian Documentary Feature
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"DocuMental" Series


Thursday, October 23, 2014, 3:00 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]


Through the Hawthorn

Through the Hawthorne

Anna Benner, Pia Borg and Gemma Burditt, 8 minutes

United Kingdom, 2013

English with French subtitles

Canadian premiere

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Computer Potato

Computer Potato

Todd Kipp, 13 minutes

Canada, 2013

English with French subtitles

Quebec premiere & world premiere with French subtitles

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Subconscious Password

Subconscious Password

Chris Landreth, 11 minutes

Canada, 2013

English with French subtitles

See details, trailer and awards


The Toaster (Le Toasteur)

Le Toaster

Michaël Lalancette, 9 minutes

Canada, 2013

French with English subtitles

See details and trailer


Wacked...! (dürä...!)

Wacked

Rolf Lang and Quinn Reimann, 29 minutes

Switzerland, 2010

Swiss German with English and French subtitles

Canadian premiere

See details and trailer and awards

*** A panel discussion with audience participation will take place after these films ***

 

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The Pamplemouse (short film) & Crazy Art (featured film)

Both Eng. with Fr. subt.


Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:00 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]

 

The Pamplemousse


Le Pamplemousse

Jonathan Watton, 11 minutes

Canada, 2013

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Crazy Art


Canadian premiere & world premiere with French subtitles

 

Crazy Art is a compelling, revealing examination of the therapeutic relationship between art and mental illness. Justin Rowe the director/editor, beautifully juxtaposes the art and artists, letting the artists reveal themselves through their words and their art. [58 minutes]

 

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Youth Awareness Programs


Friday, October 24, 2014: 10:00 A.M. or 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]

 

Each program consists of two free films for high school students: Angels and Ghosts and Cycles. The theme of the program for this year, as reflected in these films, is Cannabis and Psychosis.

 

Angels and Ghosts


A North American premiere & world premiere with French subtitles


Based on a true story, award-winning short "Angels and Ghosts" ells the emotive tale of Amber, a young woman who is on a quest to find her brothers who have disappeared. Narrated by Oscar nominated actress Samantha Morton, it's a gripping animated adventure exploring the potent themes of mental health and family bonds. [Sara Kenney, 15 minutes, UK, 2013, English with French subtitles]


  • 2013 - London International Animation Festival - Voted Audience Favorite
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Cycles


A Quebec premiere & world premiere with french subtitles


The plot revolves around two teenage characters. Olin, 17, has been using marijuana for close to 2 years and he enjoys smoking it with his friends. At a party, Olin urges Lisa to take a toke of his joint, but she turns it down. Things change after Lisa's father suddenly leaves the family home. Over time, Lisa is using marijuana regularly which impacts school and life beyond school. The story is not a moral tale that focuses on whether choosing to use marijuana is good or bad. But it does invite the viewer to reflect on the consequences of choices and inspires contemplation about personal decision making and experiences. [Developed by Barbara Moffat and Joy Johnson at UBC School of Nursing, 28 minutes, Canada, 2013, English with French subtitiles]


A panel discussion discussion following the screening will feature this film's project director, Barbara Moffat, other mental health professionals and young people that have experienced marijuana induced psychosis. [25 minutes]

Cycles Trailer

See article "UBC Film On Teen Marijuana Use May Be Used In Schools"



For the Youth Awareness Program Matinées:

Click HERE for a ticket request form (submit by email).

  Tel : 514-787-1475    Email: yap@acff.ca


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On the Edge of the World (Au bord du monde)  French with Eng. subt.


Friday, October 24, 2014 7:00 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]

 

Paris, at night. This is where Jeni, Wenceslas, Christine, Pascal and the others live. Homeless, they haunt the streets and bridges, and the corridors of the metro, on the edge of a world where society no longer offers protection. They face us and they talk… Claus Drexel's luminously shot film contrasts the beauty of the city with the plight of the homeless to deeply moving effect accented throughout by an operatic soundtrack. [98 minutes]

 

Director, Claus Drexel, will be present at the panel discussion after this screening.

  • Grand Prix du 30ème Festival International du Film Francophone de Stuttgart/Tübingen
  • Grand Prix Documentaires : Festival de Nador (Maroc)
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UNLISTED: A Story of Schizophrenia  Eng. with Fr. subt.


Saturday, October 25, 2014 7:00 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]

 

Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia is a moving first person account of a woman's troubled relationship with her father and his mental illness. Delaney Ruston, a Seattle general physician, went into hiding to protect herself from her dad's erratic behavior and episodes of paranoia. After more than a decade of separation she decides to reconnect. Ruston documents her reconciliation with her father in a film that exposes the pain that mental illness inflicts on families. [57 minutes]

 

Delaney Ruston, MD, producer, director, writer and editor of this film, will be present at the panel discussion after its screening.

  • Winner - Most Compelling Documentary - Seattle's True Independent Film Festival
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