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Reel Madness Comes to Vancouver
Cineworks is pleased to present
Mental Health - Working it Out On Film
Guest Curator Bruce Saunders
Pacific Cinematheque 1131 Howe Street Vancouver, B.C.

Bruce Saunders of Victoria's Movie Monday and Reel Madness Film Festival will be presenting two evenings of films films with something to say about mental illness and recovery. Movie Monday is a ground breaking project started in Victoria eight years ago, by Bruce, a recovering patient of the psychiatric hospital where the weekly events take place. The Movie Monday Society uses film/video to provide community education and supportive opportunities around mental health issues.

November 6th, 2001 at 7:30; admission $5

Bruce has invited director Scott Smith to screen his award winning feature rollercoaster, and to be on hand to discuss this challenging film about young people at risk and at large in the deserted PNE midway.

It will be preceded by Blue City, a short film by LA's David Birdsell that has eerie similarities.

The upcoming Cinematic salon will feature a guest of the Cineworks Special Exhibitions series. He will speak from 7:00 to 8:00pm the rest of the evening is left open for informal fraternizing.



Wednesday November 7th, 2001
"Reel Madness Comes to Vancouver"
Special Guest Bruce Saunders

Find out from founder Bruce about his innovative program that uses film and video to enhance awareness of mental health issues and to promote more sensitive coverage of mental illnesses and addictions.


November 13th, 2001 at 7:30; admission $5

A program of shorts selected to show a broad range of styles and to give voice to the experience of mental illness. Included will be Sea of Souls by Chantelle Tucker, Driven to Create by Linda Downey and Michele Ryan's Pride. The first half will end with a Shakespearean parody The Taming Of The Shrink.

After the break, two films by Clive Holden, a Winnipeg multi media artist; Gordon's Head, reflections by a sibling on his family's experience, Clive's brother being severely affected by schizophrenia, and a new film 18,000 Dead in Gordon Head. 18,000 refers to the number of violent deaths seen by young people in their careers as TV watchers (6,000 more were added on Sept 11).


All the films are very provocative points of departure for discussion. That's the thing that Movie Monday's REEL MADNESS Film Fest is famous for. Filmmakers will be on hand for Q & As.

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