MUFFTix: Girl, Interrupted & Titicut Follies
Sometimes the stars align and the universe seems to be saying, "Hey, I got you." Case in point: the day after our Reel Girl Talk screening of Girl, Interrupted, where we will be discussing women, film, and mental health, Hot Docs is hosting a special screening of the essential documentary Titicut Follies with a panel discussion.
If this isn't a sign, we don't know what is. And that is why we've teamed up with our pals at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema to do a ticket giveaway to both of this events.
Reel Girl Talk: Girl Interrupted screens at the Carlton Cinema on Wednesday, May 17 at 6:30pm. Following the film will be an an intimate discussion about how it compares to the actual experiences of women dealing with mental illness and/or other mental health issues. There is a lot to discuss with this film and we look forward to taking it all on in the post-screening discussion, which will be moderated by Tina Hassannia (Freelance Film Critic for publications such as The Globe and Mail, National Post and RogerEbert.com). This month's speakers are Chloe Sosa-Sims (Director/Producer of Dan and Margot, Co-Founder of Film Fatales Toronto) and Shelley Marshall (Comedian, Creator of Hold Mommy's Cigarette and Toronto's Mental Wellness Loft).
Titicut Follies screens at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema on Thursday, May 18 at 6:30pm as part of their "Films Changing The World" programme. From the event description: "Regarded as one the greatest working documentary filmmakers, Wiseman's career began 50 years ago with this controversial masterpiece that took an unflinching look at the mistreatment, abuse and humiliation undergone by the patients at the State Prison for the Criminally Insane in Bridgewater, Massachusetts." Following the film will be a panel discussion moderated by Geoff Pevere (program director of Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival) and featuring speakers Shelley McMain (clinical psychologist at CAMH), Dr. Kwame MacKenzie, (Director of Health Equity at CAMH and CEO of the Wellesley Institute) and Lisa Brown (Executive Artistic Director of Workman Arts).
Two totally different films and two totally different events but both with the same goal: to continue openly discussing mental health and to battle the stigma that surrounds it. We're super proud to be part of the discussion with Hot Docs and we hope you're able to join us at both events. See below for the ticket giveaway information! Alternatively, you can purchase tickets to Reel Girl Talk: Girl, Interrupted here and to Titicut Follies here.