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Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
The Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival explores the facts and myths surrounding mental illness and addiction offering audiences an opportunity to watch films inspired by recovery and engage in dialogue with artists. This 25th Anniversary film Tour presents three powerful documentaries with shorts, special guests and a panel discussion following the Saturday, August 12 screening of Jaunicas.
All films will be introduced by Festival Program Director Geoff Pevere.
Co-presented by Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival and Artbeat Studio Inc.
Fri, Aug. 11 / 7 pm
Directed by Joshua Rofé
2016, Canada, 74 min
A powerful documentary account of professional hockey player Sheldon Kennedy’s extraordinary escape from the darkness of sexual abuse.
“A truly powerful film...Kennedy’s story is very moving."
-William Brownridge, Toronto Film Scene
Plays With: Psychedelic Soldiers, Directed by Michael Spadafora & Anastasia Starova, 2015, Canada, 15 min
Sat. Aug 12 / 3 pm
Directed by Karina Garcia Casanova
2015, Canada / Mexico, 78 min
Spanish, English and French with English subtitles
A heartbreaking, autobiographical chronicle of a family struggling with rootlessness and mental illness. On the day that her brother Juan returns to his family home in Montréal from a trip to Mexico, Karina Garcia Casanova begins filming.
Panel discussion followng the film featuring Jaunicas director Karina Garcia Casanova, Rendezvous With Madness Program Director and moderator Geoff Pevere, Nigel Bart, Founder / Director of Art Beat Studio and Winnipeg mental health worker Stan Rossowski.
The Land of Not Knowing
Sun, Aug. 13 / 3 pm
Directed by Steve Sanguedolce
2016, Canada, 71 min
A bold new experimental documentary in which four artists (Including Maria De Sanctis, Vivien Kiss and Mike Hoolboom.) talk about suicide, the role the recurring thought has played in their life and art and the struggle to understand and overcome the impulse.
Plays with: Scrapbook, Directed by Mike Hoolboom, 2015, Canada, 18 min