The Workman Theatre Project Presents the 13th Annual Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival
From November 10 to 19, 2005, Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival presents top films from Canada and abroad that focus on the facts and myths surrounding mental health and addictions.
This year, there is a selection of films, features and shorts from North America, the UK, Europe and the Middle East, 11 World, 4 Canadian and 10 Toronto premiers.
With a screening venue located right inside the Queen Street site of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival profiles all genres, from experimental to documentary and from drama to animation.
One of the Festival's highlights is the post-screening panel discussions with local and visiting filmmakers and artists who deal with mental illness and/or addiction and mental health professionals.
Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival is proud to feature the work of lead artist, the late Pedro Alderete - an award winning Cuban born philosopher-arist, who touched the world with his unique and multi-faceted talents.
Also featured are themes such as Artists and Madness, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome & the Soldier's Story, the affects of Mental Illness & Addiction on The family and Kids Coping with Trauma.
With over 50 films, the festival includes Pierre Tetrault's This Beggar's Description, Jeff Feuerzeig's The Devil and Daniel Johnston, Allan King's Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company and Josh Rubin's Derailroaded. Other films include Suzanne Bier's Brothers, Susan Smiley's Out of the Shadow and Louise Archambault's Familia.
There will also be a series of co-presentations, including a short film program with the Worldwide Short Film Festival; an experimental film program with the Canadian Filmakers Distribution Centre and VTape and a pilot project featuring artist members of The Workman Theatre Project, called Direct Evidence created in partnership with the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), where eight visual artists created their first film projects.
The Workman Theatre Project promotes a greater understanding of mental health and addiction issues through various artistic media. Its mandate supports people who receive mental health and addiction services in their artistic pursuits. The Workman Theatre Project has produced more than sixteen original Canadian plays, toured to over thirty theatres across Ontario and Manitoba, and played to more than 125,000 people. The company has a current membership base of 300 members to which it offers year round arts training opportunities.
For more information on the Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival, visit: www.rendezvouswithmadness.comBox
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