Archive for May, 2012
This Saturday 10:30 – Join us, with the typically thrifty MM Float, in the Oak Bay Tea Party Parade.
We’ll be in the lineup around Windsor Park – #22 in order – we’ll have extra t-shirts.
This is a fun 2.7km walk and a chance to proclaim your support for mental health and good movies!
Also check out the Art Gallery’s new exhibit http://kurelek.ca/. I’m hoping to bring the film William Kurelek’s THE MAZE soon www.themazemovie.com. It’s amazing and Kurelek’s story is very hopeful story of recovery from a pretty disturbed mental state.
detail from Reminiscences Of Youth 1968
“Portraits on film” seems to be the theme this month. Why not? We’re fascinated in others, their life stories, how they’ve negotiated life’s challenges (What if I was in their shoes, what would I have done?” “What was the moxie that makes them so worthy of our attention?”). I’ve noticed over the years that the most common image used for box art, fact or fictional story, is a face. These are all amazing stories!
6:30 Monday June 4 MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
An ambitious young man hires on as a go-fer on the set of The Prince And The Showgirl (1957). He soon becomes Marilyn’s confidant during her turbulent struggle to star alongside the overpowering Laurence Oliver. Michelle Williams is Marilyn and Kenneth Brannagh the perfect Oliver in a wonderfully adapted memoir, shot on the same locations as the original story. A truly touching tribute to a troubled star. 99min 2011 R
6:30 Monday June 11 THE IRON LADY The Iron Lady is a surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female Prime Minister of The United Kingdom. One of the 20th century’s most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male dominated world. Meryl Streep’s portrayal of a once great lady in her prime, latterly addled by dementia, is amazing, as the screenplay is sharp. 105min 2011 Pg13
6:30 Monday June 18 ** MM’s 19th Anniversary!! There’ll Be Cake! **
A FRIEND INDEED: The Bill Shackter Story
A Friend Indeed – The Bill Sackter Story” is an inspiring new documentary showing how a forgotten man and an uncommon friendship shattered the world’s perceptions of people with disabilities. Bill Sackter’s life story was made famous by the award winning made-for-tv movie “Bill” (1981) starring Mickey Rooney as Bill, and Dennis Quaid as the young filmmaker Barry Morrow who had befriended Bill in 1972 and began filming their relationship and adventures.
After 44 years in an institution, and with some help from a few good friends, Bill’s life was transformed – as was everyone around him.
With a harmonica, a warm cup of coffee and a positive embrace of life, the real Bill Sackter became an international hero for people with disabilities. It’s a story, that could have been a dead end, that gets better and better with each turn. You’ll love it. 90min 2008 Pg
Watch this trailer and tell me this isn’t a perfect MM feature! I dare you! http://www.billsackter.com/More_Videos.html
6:30 Monday June 25 A PORTRAIT OF MYFANWY PAVELIC – a premiere
This locally made film about one of Victoria’s most loved artists, Myfanwy Pavelic, was beautifully crafted by a MM booster Agustine Luviano-Cordero (who lives just down the street from MM). Myfanwy discusses her techniques, her materials, her approach to her subjects and some of the world’s famous artists like Vladimir Horowitz and Andres Segovia. She also talks about less well- known friends and family who have been important to her over the years. She shows viewers through her studio, as she works on a self-portrait and one of Pierre Trudeau.
The filmmaker, Agustine Luviano-Cordero, who has made several films about artists, will be with us for the Q&A. See his portrait by Pavelic and CV on our site!
Movie Monday events are by donation at the Eric Martin Theatre (Jubilee Hospital) 1900 Block Fort Street.
Parking on Lee Avenue in the “one hour” zone is not ticketed for our events.
Map and details at http/:www.moviemonday.ca
See also MM’s special DVD collection at Yo Video 107-2000 Cadboro Bay Road 250-592-5678.
The Movie Monday Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Movie-Monday/187391494630186?
The Living Life To the Full course is eight enjoyable 90 minute sessions- one per week- that can help people make a difference to their lives. Each session is expertly moderated and includes a little booklet.
Participants are taught how to deal with their feelings when fed up, worried or hopeless, and learn skills to help them tackle life’s problems.
Presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association- BC Division, this is a perfect program for somebody that may be constantly struggling with day to day challenges that unaddressed can turn into bigger issues.
The course is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and was developed by Dr. Chris Williams- an expert and trainer in CBT and Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry at the University of Glasgow. There is strong evidence that the guided self-help techniques taught in this course is superior to pure self-help.
The course starts in Victoria on May 28th. The cost for 8 sessions and materials is $150.00.