Movie Monday August 2013


6:30 Monday  July 22  THIS WAY OF LIFE  
A Indie documentary, a deservedly much awarded film (by the folks who made another MM pick, One Man, One Cow, One Planet,) This Way Of Life follows a family living intentionally off the grid in NZ. What started as a film about breaking a horse became one about a very special family; unique parents bringing up their kids in the wilds with little money but a richness in living with the land and animals, especially horses, that seems a fantasy to us city folk. The dad, Peter, lives by an internal code of values largely lost in modern times – he is horse-whisperer, philosopher, hunter and builder, husband and father. Despite seemingly overwhelming challenges, Peter refuses to compromise. This is a film you won’t forget! 84min Pg 2009
We’ll have an update and Q&A from the filmmakers by phone.
http://www.thiswayoflifemovie.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thiswayoflifemovie

6:30 Monday July 29 HERE AT HOME in Victoria – a web project on our big screen – with special guests

Mental Health Commission of Canada has just wound down a two year project, At Home/Chez Soi, to test and document the effects of housing previously unhoused people in five cities across Canada, to prove out the difference it makes  in their lives. NFB documented the process in a series of short documentary pieces. MOVIE MONDAY is featuring a selection from thirty or so of these concise glimpses into surprisingly diverse stories that explore this “experiment” from all angles. Sample the films @  http://athome.nfb.ca     Approx 2 1/2hours incl Q&A. 2012-13 Pg
The evening will be presented by renowned Vancouver filmmaker Lynne Stopkewich, (Kissed, Suspicious River and directing credits for many TV series episodes) who has been documenting her city’s stories,

plus two “lived experience” guests who are the focus of these two short videos:
Laszlo Szemok – E04 – “Seen & Heard” http://athome.nfb.ca/#/athome/video/72
Colin Ross – E06 – “Works Both Ways”  http://athome.nfb.ca/#/athome/video/131
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 7PM July 31 MUSIC MOVIE WEDNESDAY     Friends Of Music presents     MARLEY   
Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. Marley is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best. By the maker of the brilliant documentary Touching The Void, Kevin MacDonald. 144min 2012 Pg13
Trailer @ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1183919/

6:30 Monday Aug 5 BC DAY  -   two films from Smithers B C filmmaker Monty Bassett    (see bio on MM’s website)
    LIFE ON THE VERTICAL  
“Life On the Vertical” is the incredible story of a unique population of mountain goats that live on the vertical walls of Canada’s Grand Canyon on the Stikine River in northwestern British Columbia  47min 1998 Pg

    LAND OF THE CHARTREUSE MOOSE : Ted Harrison
When Jack London came to the Yukon in search of gold in 1893, he found a land raw and inhospitable, where, as he wrote “man is the sole speck of life in a frozen ghostly waste”.
Just sixty years later an art teacher from northern England, Ted Harrison, came to the Yukon, but what he found was a land of abundance and beauty, the Source for the Native people who’d inhabited it for thousands of years. Through his art and understanding of the rhythms of the land, he would become one of Canada’s most popular artists, transforming the way the world would see the North.  52min 2012 Pg
See Harrison’s art and more at http://tedharrison.com/  
http://www.outyonderfilms.com/dvds/life-on-the-vertical/
http://www.outyonderfilms.com/dvds/land-of-the-chartreuse-moose/
 
6:30 Monday Aug 12 QUARTET
Cecily, Reggie, and Wilfred are in a home for retired opera singers. Every year, on October 10, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday and they take part. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva, but she refuses to sing. Still, the show must go on… and it does. Star spangled cast: Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Sheridan Smith, Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay, and directed by Dustin Hoffman 98min 2012 Pg  (some language)
http://weinsteinco.com/sites/quartet/


6:30 Monday Aug 19 ANY DAY NOW    
Inspired by a true story and touching on legal and social issues that are more relevant now than ever, ANY DAY NOW tells a story of love, acceptance, and creating your own family. In the late 1970s, when Marco (Isaac Leyva), a teenager with down syndrome who’s been abandoned by his mother, is taken in by committed couple Rudy (Alan Cumming) and Paul (Garret Dillahunt), he finds in them the family he’s never had.  But it’s rocky road, as it’s not cool to be an adopting gay couple. Paul’s a closeted lawyer but Rudy happens to be drag queen/gay bar performer with a fair bit of ‘attitude’. 97min 2012 R  
http://www.musicboxfilms.com/any-day-now-movies-58.php
http://articles.latimes.com/2012/dec/14/entertainment/la-et-mn-any-day-now-review-20121214

6:30 Monday Aug 19 STRANGERS IN TOWN –  
STRANGERS IN TOWN is a documentary about albinos. It considers both the medical and social aspects of albinism. The film attempts to overcome the prejudices and misconceptions people have toward albinos.  Personalities appearing in the film include American blues guitarist Johnny Winter.
 43 minutes 1988 Pg
We’ll update with guests including: Quebec filmmaker and photographer Lois Siegel and

New Support Group for Parents of Children with Anxiety

***** New Support Group is starting March 20th For “Parents of Children with Anxiety”***************

 Location: Saanich Neighbourhood place (at Pearkes Rec center)

Time: 7-9 pm Date: March 20th 2013

Format: Check- in—–Group discussion on parenting tips————Discussion on ideas for the group————-Suggestions for groups for our children.

We have someone coming who has worked for Anxiety B.C. in Vancouver to add to our group discussion. Her name is Coreen Mason and she is currently training at UVIC to become a Special Education Teacher.

Please RSVP (so I have a rough idea of the number of chairs to get out)

 Lisa Tate Parent in Residence

The F.O.R.C.E Society For Kids’ Mental Health

www.forcesociety.com

Email: forc...@gmail.com

Phone:1-855-887-8004

 ’As families, we’ve been there’

Movie Monday: Now until April 22nd

Movie Monday events are by donation at the Eric Martin Theatre (Jubilee Hospital) 1900 Block Fort Street. Parking on Lee Avenue, north of Fort St, in the “one hour” zone, is not ticketed for our events. ‘Map’ link and details at http/:www.moviemonday.ca info also on the MM hotline 250-595-FLIC for weekly notices check out the Movie Monday Facebook Page REMINDER: Vote for the M Awards before March 22nd where Movie Monday is nominated for “Favourite Film Event”. 2013 M Awards Ballot VOTE EARLY AND VOTE OFTEN

 6:30 Monday March 18 A Summer in the Cage is filmmaker Ben Selkow’s feature-length documentary chronicling his friend Sam’s battle with manic-depressive illness, also known as bipolar disorder. The film follows Sam for six years as he suffers delusional manic episodes, battles paralyzing depressions, and tries to escape the legacy of his bipolar father who committed suicide when Sam was eight years old. The film features interviews with renowned Johns Hopkins University author and clinician Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison; who is also bipolar. Through intimate footage of Sam, Ben and Sam’s mother Sharon, A Summer in the Cage shows the difficult emotional impact of being bipolar on Sam, his family, all those who care about him and the filmmaker. A Summer in the Cage hopes to put a human face on an illness that affects millions of families. But as this dramatic story unfolds and heads to an explosive standoff, it also becomes a unique tale about friendship and the ethical responsibilities of a documentary filmmaker. http://cagethemovie.com/story.html

We’ll have special guests with us: Erin Michalak. She heads up the CREST BD Research Team, studying ways to live well with bipolar http://www.crestbd.ca/team-members/erin-michalak/disorder.erin-michalak/ and Joanna Cheek, psychiatrist at UVic. SPECIAL EVENT – March 19 7:30pm Community presentation: ‘Changing the Landscape of Bipolar Research and Care’ Woodward Room Begbie Hall – 2101 Richmond near Fort St Presentation by Dr. Erin Michalak and Dr Joanna Cheek http://www.crestbd.ca Right on your doorstep, in Vancouver BC, Erin Michalak’s team is the only group in the world specializing in involving people with bipolar disorder and their healthcare providers in the research process itself. Want to get involved and make a difference in the research or know more about bipolar? Then join us for a night of information and engagement – refreshments provided!

 6:30 Monday March 25 WINDS OF HEAVEN – Emily Carr, Carvers and The Spirits of The Forest An impressionistic exploration of the spirit that informed the solitary life of one of Canada’s most celebrated and irrepressible painters. Emily Carr began painting in an era when women didn’t, at an age when most people shouldn’t, traveling to remote locations that few professional adventurers chose to go. Not only did she adopt the painting techniques of modernism, when such ideas were considered dangerous, Carr chronicled the extraordinary art and culture of native peoples, who were invisible to the dominant culture. 87min 2010 Pg First in a series of films about artists http://www.whitepinepictures.com/all-titles/emily-carr/

 7PM WEDNESDAY March 27 SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN – another Music Movie Wednesday! with Friends Of Music Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ’70s rock icon who never was. Discovered in a Detroit bar in the late ’60s by two celebrated producers struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, they recorded an album which they believed would secure his reputation as the greatest recording artist of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation leads them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez.86min 2012 Pg13 http://www.sonyclassics.com/searchingforsugarman/ This film just deservedly got the Oscar for Best Documentary, it’s terrific!!

6:30 Monday APRIL 1 Easter Monday WRETCHES & JABBERERS In Wretches & Jabberers, two men with autism embark on a global quest to change attitudes about disability and intelligence. Determined to put a new face on autism, Tracy Thresher, 42, and Larry Bissonnette, 52, travel to Sri Lanka, Japan and Finland. At each stop, they dissect public attitudes about autism and issue a hopeful challenge to reconsider competency and the future. Growing up, Thresher and Bissonnette were presumed “retarded” and excluded from normal schooling. With limited speech, they both faced lives of social isolation in mental institutions or adult disability centers. When they learned as adults to communicate by typing, their lives changed dramatically. Their world tour message is that the same possibility exists for others like themselves. You can’t help but be moved by these brave and inspiring men! 90min 2011 Pg http://www.wretchesandjabberers.org/ for Autism Day Tuesday, April 2, 2013 7:00pm until 9:30pm Room 10, Hickman Building, University of Victoria Event celebrating the launch of Autism’s Own Journal and a celebration of autism community, featuring autistic writers, artists and performers from the autism community in Greater Victoria. http://web.uvic.ca/~carte/events.html

 6:30 Monday April 8 MODRA A gentle story about the confusion of being 17. A young Toronto woman, after a breakup, invites a young man she hardly knows to accompany her on a visit to her ancestral home of Modra in Slovakia. A gentle story that unfolds into a rich experience. Part travelogue, part love story, part reflection on immigrant roots in the old country, wholly satisfying. ”You don’t to need big budgets. You need vision and heart. This made my heart open.” Billie Mintz 6:30 Monday April 15 Author Charlotte Gray presenting A RELUCTANT GENIUS. I’ve been working on bringing this remarkable story to MM for years after hearing Charlotte Gray speak to my son’s convocation at Queens University. Then I read her amazing book Reluctant Genius: The Passionate Life And Inventive Mind Of Alexander Graham Bell. Bell was typical of the bipolar spectrum personality; full of brilliant ideas, moody, messy, needed a good woman to organize his life, happily found one who was his helpmate, a remarkable woman herself. His accomplishments go way beyond inventing the telephone, into all aspects of his world; communication for the deaf, (mentor to Helen Keller), sheep breeding, hydrofoil and airplane development, he even established the National Geographic Society….it’s an amazing life story! Approx 1hr 45min Presentation and reading by author Charlotte Gray * Not a film but an illustrated talk by the author * Presentation and reading by author Charlotte Gray Award-winning Biographer and Historian Charlotte Gray’s site – www.charlottegray.ca/

 6:30 Monday April 22 WESTWIND: The Vision Of Tom Thompson with producer Nancy Lang How did an illustrator, whose favourite pastime was fishing, find within himself the passion and confidence to portray Ontario’s lakes, rivers, trees and skies with glorious colour and energy as no one had before? This is a truly remarkable film that explores the life and mystery of Thompson’s death, the brilliant legacy of his paintings and the glorious landscapes that inspired his work. 95min 2012 Pg This will be our first Bluray hi-def presentation, required to show off this gorgeous production at it’s best! I’m thrilled to have producer Nancy Lang coming from Toronto to present this film. http://www.whitepinepictures.com/sales/shop/west-wind-the-vision-of-tom-thomson/

Free To Be Me 2

Put on by BC Schizophrenia Services, this group is a place where teens can be themselves, chat and have fun…while also learning about various Mental Health Challenges.

  • Are you between the ages of 13-18
  • Do you have a family member who has menatl health issues?
  • Would you like to learn about ; Schizophrenia, Bipolar, and Depression?
  • Do you feel like talking with people your own age, who understand what it is like to have a loved one with Menatl Health Challenges?

Starting : Feb 27, 2013

Where: 941 Kings Rd

Time: Wednesday @ 5:00pm-6:30pm

Length: * Weeks

No cost thanks to our funders! Includes food

For more information or to sign up, please contact Shawna @ (250)384-4225

Admi...@shaw.ca

 

Movie Monday For March 2013

Movie Monday events are by donation at the Eric Martin Theatre (Jubilee Hospital) 1900 Block Fort Street.
Parking on Lee Avenue, north of Fort St, in the “one hour” zone, is not ticketed for our events.
‘Map’ link and details at
http/:www.moviemonday.ca    info also on the MM hotline 250-595-FLIC
for weekly notices check out the Movie Monday Facebook Page


   6:30  Monday March 4   TO BE HEARD
To Be Heard is a feature documentary that follows a trio of young spoken word performers as they work through their teen angst, putting their feelings into verse.  It’s called “power-writing”, a process brought into their inner city high school in the Bronx by a trio of intense mentors. These kids know that this is their opportunity to dig deep and, through writing and performing (and being watched by the filmmakers), to re-describe themselves, turning their tumultuous lives into art. This process is part of that rewriting.   http://www.tobeheard.org/ See my full review for VIFF 2012 in Monday Magazine on our site. 104min 2010 Pg13  language

6:30  Monday March 11  THE SESSIONS
Based on the poignantly optimistic autobiographical writings of California-based journalist and poet Mark O’Brien, The Sessions tells the story of a man confined to an iron lung who is determined – at age 38 – to lose his virginity. With the help of his therapists and the guidance of his priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality. The story bravely takes on the question: Are people living with disabilities also deserving and able to have sex be part of their lives? 95min 2012 R considerable nudity and frank sexual situations.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/jan/20/the-sessions-helen-hunt-review
Jessica Yu’s Academy Award winning film Breathing Lessons (35min 1996) about the real Mark O’Brien.

  6:30  Monday March 18  A SUMMER IN THE CAGE is filmmaker Ben Selkow’s feature-length documentary chronicling his
friend Sam’s battle with manic-depressive illness, also known as bipolar disorder. The film follows Sam for six years as he suffers delusional manic episodes, battles paralyzing depressions, and tries to escape the legacy of his bipolar father who committed suicide when Sam was eight years old. The film features interviews with renowned Johns Hopkins University author and clinician Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison; who is also bipolar. Through intimate footage of Sam, Ben and Sam’s mother Sharon, A Summer in the Cage shows the difficult emotional impact of being bipolar on Sam, his family, all those who care about him and the filmmaker. A Summer in the Cage hopes to put a human face on an illness that affects millions of families. But as this dramatic story unfolds and heads to an explosive standoff, it also becomes a unique tale about friendship and the ethical responsibilities of a documentary filmmaker. http://cagethemovie.com/story.html  
We’ll have special guests with us:
Dr Erin Michalak heads up the CREST BD Research Team, studying ways to live well with bipolar http://www.crestbd.ca/team/
and Dr Joanna Cheek, psychiatrist at UVic. – See their bios on our website

also: 7:30pm TUESDAY March 19  Community presentation        location:  Woodward Room Begbie Hall – 2101 Richmond near Fort St        
‘Changing the Landscape of Bipolar Research and Care’                                                   
Presentation by Dr. Erin Michalak and Dr Joanna Cheek   http://www.crestbd.ca
Right on your doorstep, in Vancouver BC, Erin’s team is the only group in the world specializing in involving people with bipolar disorder and their healthcare providers in the research process itself. Want to get involved and make a difference in bipolar research? Then join us for a night of information and engagement - appies provided!


 
6:30  Monday March 25  WINDS OF HEAVEN – Emily Carr, Carvers and The Spirits of The Forest  
An impressionistic exploration of the spirit that informed the solitary life of one of Canada’s most celebrated and irrepressible painters. Emily Carr began painting in an era when women didn’t, at an age when most people shouldn’t, traveling to remote locations that few professional adventurers chose to go. Not only did she adopt the painting techniques of modernism, when such ideas were considered dangerous, Carr chronicled the extraordinary art and culture of native peoples, who were invisible to the dominant culture.  87min 2010 Pg   First in a new series of films about artists at MM.
http://www.whitepinepictures.com/all-titles/emily-carr/

  7PM WEDNESDAY March 27  SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN
-  another Music Movie Wednesday! with Friends Of Music
Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ’70s rock icon who never was. Discovered in a Detroit bar in the late ’60s by two celebrated producers struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, they recorded an album which they believed would secure his reputation as the greatest recording artist of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation leads them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez. This film just deservedly won the Oscar for Best Documentary – it’s terrific!! http://www.sonyclassics.com/searchingforsugarman/