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25th Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival :: November 3-11, 2017, Toronto

For complete schedule details please visit:
www.rendezvouswithmadness.ca

To purchase tickets please visit:
http://rendezvouswithmadness.eventbrite.ca/
or phone: 416 583 4339

All events are Pay What You Can at the door for persons on fixed incomes, students, seniors, etc. No one turned away.

The first and largest mental health film festival in the world, Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival, by Workman Arts, proudly presents its 25th Anniversary edition from November 3 – 11, 2017. The nine-day festival showcases 50 films from across the globe, including a series of curated short film programs, vital discussions and enlightening exhibitions.

OPENING WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3, 5-7 PM
De-Institute: Exhibition (on view November 3 – 11, 11 AM - 6 PM, closes 4 PM on Sunday November 5)
De-Institute is a group installation examining philosophical approaches and alternatives to forms of institutionalized clinical care.
Artists: Brad Necyk, Julie Riemersma, Jan Swinburne and Wendy Whaley
Curated by Claudette Abrams
Workman Arts (651 Dufferin St), Lower Hall Gallery, not accessible
http://workmanarts.com/de-institute/

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3, 7 PM (OPENING NIGHT FILM)
Mad To Be Normal (UK, 2017) by Robert Mullan, starring David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss and Gabriel Byrne
Followed by Q&A with Director Robert Mullan!
St. Anne's Anglican Church (270 Gladstone Avenue) ACCESSIBLE VENUE, ASL interpreted and subtitled

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2 PM
I Am Another You (USA, 2017) by Nanfu Wang
Workman Arts (651 Dufferin St)

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4, 5 PM
Inside the House of Psychotic Women: A Conversation with Kier-La Janisse About Horror, Women, Madness and Horror Movies
Kier-La Janisse is a Toronto-based critic, author, publisher and film festival programmer. She is the owner and editor-in-chief of Spectacular Optical publishing and author of Violent Professional: The Films of Luciano Rossi.
Workman Arts (651 Dufferin St)

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4, 7 PM
The Transfiguration (USA, 2016) by Michael O'Shea
Workman Arts (651 Dufferin St)

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4, 9:30 PM
Inflame (Turkey, 2017) by Ceylan Özgün Özçelik
Workman Arts (651 Dufferin St)

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5, 11 AM
Frontiers: Documentary and Alternative Treatment
In this program of three short documentaries offer new and radically different treatment models which are experienced and assessed by the people whose opinion should matter most: those undergoing new methods of treatment. Filmmakers Thomas Norton and Stephanie Vizi in person!
Workman Arts (651 Dufferin St) ASL interpreted and subtitled

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2 PM
Women on the Verge: Global Shorts on Women’s Experience
In this fascinating, surprising and provocative package of short dramatic films, we meet a number of women coping with madness and recovery.
Filmmakers Clement Verneuil and Marlene Goldman in person!
Workman Arts (651 Dufferin St)

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5, 5 PM
If You Ask Me
A collection of videos made by young Canadians skillfully edited into a feature film who have something to share about their lives: the experience of living with mental health issues. Many videomakers in attendance!
Workman Arts (651 Dufferin St)

FEATURE FILM DIRECTORS IN ATTENDANCE!

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4, 11 AM
Mad to be Normal by Robert Mullan (Rescreening) *Director in attendance
Workman Arts (651 Dufferin St)

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 8, 6 PM
Pushback (Canada, 2017) by Matthew Hayes *Director, producer and subjects in attendance
Workman Arts (651 Dufferin St)

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 8, 9 PM
Manic (Canada/USA, 84 minutes) by Kalina Bertin *Director in attendance
Workman Arts (651 Dufferin St)

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10, PM
The Girl, the Mother and the Demons (Sweden, 2016) by Suzanne Osten *Director in attendance
Workman Arts (651 Dufferin St)

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11, 7 PM (CLOSING NIGHT)
Holden On (USA, 2017) by Tamlin Hall *Director in attendance
Workman Arts (651 Dufferin St) ASL interpreted and subtitled

CLOSING NIGHT MULTIMEDIA SHOWCASE!

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11, 9:30 PM
De Profundis: From the Depths
A showcase of fine creations from Workman Arts Members working in all disciplines -- from original music and spoken word to stand-up comedy, film and visual art. Artistic Direction by Jim LeFrancois.
Workman Arts (651 Dufferin St)

And MANY MORE! Including two matinees at CAMH - Centre for Addiction and Mental Health that are pay what you can and fully accessible!



TICKETING DETAILS:
$12 general (limited Pay What You Can tickets available at the door only for persons on fixed incomes, underemployed, students, seniors, etc.)
$15 opening night film / $35 with pre-film reception
Pay What You Can: Matinee screenings at CAMH are by donation and fully accessible venue

GET IN TOUCH:
RENDEZVOUS WITH MADNESS:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RWMFilmFest
Twitter: RWMFilmFest
Instagram: @rendezvouswithmadness
Website: www.rendezvouswithmadness.ca

WORKMAN ARTS:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/workmanarts/
Twitter: WorkmanArtsTO
Instagram: workmanartsto
Website: http://www.workmanarts.com/

ABOUT RENDEZVOUS WITH MADNESS
The first festival of its kind in the world and currently the largest, Rendezvous with Madness was founded in 1993 and is produced each year by Workman Arts. Rendezvous with Madness investigates the facts and mythologies surrounding mental health and addiction issues as presented by Canadian and international filmmakers, and by visual and media-based artists. The festival provides filmmakers and artists with opportunities to exhibit work that may not otherwise be seen; facilitates discussion between artists and audiences on these cinematic and media representations; and increases awareness of, and advocacy for, mental health and addiction issues among the broader public.

RENDEZVOUS WITH MADNESS FILM FESTIVAL is made possible thanks to generous public sector support from:
The Ontario Arts Council an agency of the Government of Ontario, the Canada Council for the Arts, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, the Department of Canadian Heritage, the JP Bickell Foundation.

PARTNER: CAMH, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

SPONSORS: Digital Edge Print & Media Services, NOW Magazine, Chelsea Hotel Toronto and Steamwhistle Brewing

Thanks to our donors, community partners and dedicated volunteers!


MEDIA CONTACT
Suzanne Cheriton, Red Eye Media, suzanne@redeyemedia.ca

Festival Contact
Scott Miller Berry
Festival Manager, Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival
416 583 4339
scott_millerberry@workmanarts.com


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