Posts tagged with "RWMFF13"

RWM2013 Review: InRealLife (2013)

Posted by Pam November 15, 2013 0 Comment 2731 views

Director Beeban Kidron’s new documentary, InRealLife, is one of those films that poses more questions than answers. She interviews a variety of teenagers experiencing the extreme effects of growing up in and living an online digital life. Stories of young porn, gaming and phone addicts, of cyberbullying, of disengagement with the real world. Their stories […]

RWMFF 2013 Review: Alien Boy

Posted by Toyiah Murry November 14, 2013 1 Comment 3520 views

James Chasse, better known as Jim Jim to loved ones, was an avid lover and creator of art.  His passions included punk music, writing poems, doodling comics rooted in absurdity, then leaving them for random people to stumble across in public places. James was different, strange even, but his presence left life-altering impacts on those […]

RWMFF 2013 Review: Nuts (2012)

Posted by Brandy Dean November 13, 2013 0 Comment 3144 views

The French title of Nuts, the debut feature from Yann Coridian, is Ouf – both the sound you make when punched in the gut and the French slang for fou, meaning, well, nuts. That clever little bit of word play pretty much says it all about this movie. Nuts is a wry, dry, humorous look at […]

RWMFF 2013 Review: Slipping Through the Cracks

Posted by Toyiah Murry November 12, 2013 0 Comment 2918 views

In a span of 24 minutes Diego Herror’s Slipping Through the Cracks manages to showcase the tragic status of China’s current mental health bureaucracy. Ruled by one governing party, China’s population tips well over a billion leaving an estimated 170 million citizens afflicted by mental disorders to manage in a country just entering its infancy […]

RWMFF 2013 Review: Running From Crazy (2013)

Posted by Pam November 12, 2013 0 Comment 3065 views

It’s one thing to be the granddaughter of one of the 20th century’s most well-known authors (Ernest Hemingway), but to also be a member of a family that’s had 7 suicides within just three generations is much more personally staggering. Talk about legacies. Barbara Kopple’s (Harlan County USA and Shut Up and Sing) documentary Running […]

RWMFF 2013 Review: Hidden Pictures: A Personal Journey into Global Mental Health

Posted by Brandy Dean November 11, 2013 0 Comment 2471 views

Filmmaker Delaney Ruston has very personal interest in exploring the issues surrounding mental illness and how it’s discussed – her father was mentally ill, ultimately committing suicide and Ruston spent a lifetime with firsthand experience of the ways that is discussed (and not discussed). After exploring that topic in her first film Unlisted: A Story […]

RWMFF 2013 Review: Short Term 12

Posted by Jennifer Reynolds November 10, 2013 0 Comment 2815 views

“At-risk” doesn’t mean “broken” and adulthood doesn’t mean having yourself entirely together all the time. That’s the central theme of Destin Cretton’s 2013 film Short Term 12. Brie Larson stars as Grace, a supervisor at a foster care facility for at-risk teens. The story picks up as one of her charges, Marcus (Keith Stanfield) is […]

RWMFF 2013 Review: Pandi (2013)

Posted by Toyiah Murry November 10, 2013 1 Comment 3349 views

“An edited film reveals fragments of a larger story.” This quote narrated by director Maria-Saroka Ponnambalam effectively captures the aura of her deeply personal documentary Pandi. Mental health issues know no boundaries, allowing Ponnambalam to explore the depths of her uncle Pandi. Home videos and interviews with immediate family members chronicles some of the inner […]

Interview with Jeff Wright of the Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival

Posted by Brandy Dean November 4, 2013 2 Comments 4226 views

The 2013 edition of the Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival “Changing Perspectives” launches in Toronto on November 11, 2013. Focusing on discussion of mental health and addiction issue, this annual signature event produced by Workman Arts is now in its 10th year. This year’s festival, the largest of its kind, is helmed by new program manager […]

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