Friday, November 5, 2010
Throughout the nine days of screenings, there will usually be a discussion that takes place after the screening. With the exception of the opening night film, the screenings take place at Workman Arts Theatre, 651 Dufferin Street. Additionally, there other industry events and parties. Some of them are free. The festival closes with a screening of The Man of a Thousand Songs with subject Ron Hynes in attendance, followed by a concert and closing gala party.
WORKMAN ARTS PRESENTS:
18TH ANNUAL RENDEZVOUS WITH MADNESS FILM FESTIVAL
THE FILM FESTIVAL WITH MANY PERSONALITIES
Cinematic Perspectives of Mental Illness and Addiction
November 5 - 13, 2010
Workman Arts presents the 18th Annual Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival (RWM) set for November 5th - 13th, a 9- day festival presenting over 20 programs of feature and short films. Each program includes a thematic, moderated post-screening panel discussion with filmmakers, people living with experience of the issue explored, a health care professional and a special interest person. RWM continues to revel in the mysteries of the mind, exploring the facts and mythologies surrounding mental illness and addiction.
Friday, November 5th
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1, Reitman Square, 350 King Street West
5:15 p.m. Reception: Blackberry Lounge
6:45 p.m. Repeaters
*Immediately following the film there will be a panel discussion with moderator Dr. Kwame McKenzie, filmmaker/director Carl Bessai and actor/producer Richard de Klerk.
9:00 p.m. After film gathering
The Roosevelt Room, 328 Adelaide Street West
ADMISSION FREE BEFORE 10 PM
Saturday, November 6th
12:00 p.m. Grater och stor de andra (Cries and Disturbs the Others)
The Electric Mind
*Immediately following the program there will be a panel discussion including Dr. Z. J. Daskalakis, a leading researcher in using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as an alternative treatment strategy for psychiatric disorders, filmmakers Nadav Harel and Johanna Berhardson, and 2010 CAMH Transforming Lives Award Recipient Richard Braudo.
2:30 p.m. The Empress
Le Dernier pour la Route (One for the Road)
*Immediately following the program there will be a panel discussion with moderator CAMH social worker Cheryl Peever, addiction counselor Alex Honeyman and The Family Council Board of Directors Vice President Frank O’Hara.
5: 00 p.m. Iranian Women’s Organization Of Ontario Reception
6:00 p.m. Park Mark
*Immediately following the program there will be a panel discussion.
8:30 p.m. Next Floor
Mind of the Demon: The Larry Linkogle Story
*Immediately following the program there will be a panel discussion with moderator veteran sportscaster Don Landry, psychiatrist Dr. Ken Harrison, Ambrose Roche, actor and producer Richard De Klerk, and Motocross rider Jason Thorne.
Sunday, November 7th
1:00 p.m. On Leave
Prisoner of Her Past
*Immediately following the program there will be a panel discussion with moderator Steve Lurie, filmmaker Jerry Blumenthal, Dr. Paula David and film programmer Barbara Shainbaum.
4:00 p.m. The Scarf
The August Years of May and Gloria
*Immediately following the program there will be a panel discussion with moderator Kathy Kastner, filmmakers Maureen Judge and Carla Veldman, Lucy O’Brien and Dr. Nasreen Khatri.
7:00 p.m. Successful Alcoholics
The Killer Queen
*Immediately following the program there will be a panel discussion with moderator Wayne Skinner, Roberta Boughton and Kevin Clauson.
Monday, November 8th
5:30 p.m. Reception: FREE! Artists will be in attendance
Being Scene – 10th Annual Juried Exhibition and FACE IT HEAD ON: Self-Portrait Redefined
7:00 p.m. ARTIST TALK: The Drive to Create
*The presenters are Joey DAMMIT!, Annette Seip, Lisa Walter and Jai Wax.
8:30 p.m. The Man Behind the Log
*Immediately following the program there will be a panel discussion with moderator Lisa Brown, artist Joey DAMMIT!, Dr. Rohan Ganguli, art expert Duncan Farnan and visual journalist John Lehmann.
Tuesday, November 9th
7:00 p.m. ARTIST TALK: APPROACHES TO EXPERIMENTAL MEDIA – FREE!
Ready to Cope
Bending Over Backwards
Regarding the Pain of Susan Sontag (Notes on Camp)
8:00 p.m. Reception: Dissonant States: Experimental Program
8:30 p.m. Dissonant States: Experimental Program
54 Days this Winter 36 Days this Spring for 18 Minutes
Death Poses (from Everyday Problems of the Living)
five more minutes
My Tears Are Dry
*Immediately following the program there will be a panel discussion moderated by Deirdre Logue, Erik Martinson with Dani Leventhal.
Wednesday, November 10th
6:30 p.m. ARTIST TALK: FREE!
Ken Paul Rosenthal: Intertwined Threads of Madness and Creativity.
8:00 p.m. Crooked Beauty
So You’re Going Crazy
*Immediately following the program there will be a panel discussion with moderator Dr. Barbara Dorian, filmmakers Hilary Dean and Ken Paul Rosenthal, Cheryl Rolin-Gilman and Lucy Costa.
Thursday, November 11th
6:00 p.m. Reception: Multimedia Literary Event: The Evolution of Inanimate Objects
6:30 p.m. The Evolution of Inanimate Objects program
8:45 p.m. DiD
À l'origine d'un cri (Crying Out)
*Immediately following the program there will be a panel discussion with filmmaker Jake Wynne, lead actor Patrick Hivon, author Christopher Shulgan and clinician Ali Lienaux.
Friday, November 12th
6:30 p.m. The Distance Between
*Immediately following the program there will be a panel discussion with Dr. Jim Cullen and Dexter Roberts.
9:00 p.m. My Suicide
*Immediately following the film there will be a panel discussion with Dr. Harry Karlinsky, filmmaker David Lee Miller, writer and Producer Eric J. Adams and mental health blogger Michael Kimber.
Saturday, November 13th
12:00 p.m. A Good Indian
Martha of the North
*Immediately following the program there will be a panel discussion with Dr. Peter Menzies, Vivian MacNeil and Melanie Janisse.
2:30 p.m. The Lesson
*Immediately following the program there will be a panel discussion with bioethicist Dr. Barbara Russell, addiction counselor Alex Honeyman and spiritual director Nada Conic.
5:15 p.m. Canadian Shorts
Pour Jeanne (For Jeanne)
In their Eyes
Fish in Barrel
*Immediately following the program there will be a panel discussion with moderator author Micah Toub, filmmaker Tanya Lemke and Dr. Harry Karlinsky.
8:00 p.m. The Man of a Thousand Songs
*Immediately following the film there will be an intimate Q&A with Dr. David Goldbloom and Ron Hynes, followed by a concert with Ron.
10:30 p.m. Closing Night Gala: an East coast salute and performance by Toronto’s own Liam Titcomb and friends
RWM is produced by Workman Arts. Workman Arts facilitates aspiring, emerging and established artists with mental illness and addiction issues to develop and refine their art form through its arts training programs, public performances/exhibit opportunities and partnering with other art organizations. As well, Workman Arts promotes a greater understanding of mental illness and addiction through the creation, presentation and discussion of artistic media.
About the Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival
The Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival explores cinematic representations of mental health and addiction. Film and video programs are followed by post-screening panel discussions with people who receive mental health and addiction services, as well as writers, directors, actors, health care professionals and academics.
General admission tickets ($10) and festival passes are available at the door and in advance online at:
Tickets for opening night, group sales, youth and children’s programs can be purchased by calling 416.583.4606.
For more information please visit: www.rendezvouswithmadness.com