Movie Monday Special Events
Open Dialogue, a Mental Health Week Event
Part of the scope of the Movie Monday Project is to provide, as well as entertainment - quality, thought-provoking material on topics around mental health and mental illness. On the mental health / illness theme, 35up
and Rain Man
, Angel At My Table
, Life Is Sweet
, have been screened and Awakenings
, Jesus Of Montreal
, were other very popular M.M. evenings, all followed by stimulating discussions, with panels or individual expert contributors.
Movie Monday's about more than just a free movie...we're the only place in town that can present movies in this way...come warm a seat and participate in the process. This positive 'consumer' initiative grows stronger with your support!
Other Special Events:
, 6 May 2013
Erin Michalak, leader of the CREST.BD network on CFAX Radio
, 18 Mar 2013
Bruce Saunders on CFAX Radio
, 6 Feb 2013
William Kurelek's The Maze
, 17 August 2011
Daughter of Chaos
, 10 March 2012
BD Creativity and Movies
, by Bruce Saunders of Movie Monday for CREST.BD on Consultation Day, 1 April 2011
, 31 March 2011 and 11 April 2011
The Storytelling Class: Canadian documentary impresses Movie Monday crowd
, 14 Jan 2011
Oliver Schroer - Silence At The Heart Of Things
, 17 May 2010
The Reena Virk Story
, 21 November 2009
The Soloist including discussion with Dr John Gray
, 5 October 2009
Films and Forums about Homelessness
, 24, 25 and 26 January 2009
Cracked Not Broken
24 Nov 2008 - Dr Gabor Maté
was our guest to talk about his ground breaking book on addiction, In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction
, and to share thoughts on the Toronto film Cracked Not Broken
15 Nov 2008 - Meet Georgina Beyer. A one-time sex worker of Maori descent turned public official, becoming the first transgender person to hold national office.
Film & Forum For Mental Illness Awareness & Homelessness
7 Oct 2008 - A documentary about a Bulgarian psych hospital and its resourceful administrator who tries everything from silk worm, snail, and ostrich farming to keep his institution afloat and its inhabitants occupied.
The Devil Plays Hardball
6 Oct 2008 - a wild and original look at the extraordinary life of Frankie Wilde, the legendary DJ, who tragically went deaf, then disappeared.
A special event for Mental Health Week
5 May 2008 - Two new documentaries about positive outcomes for serious mental illness conditions, Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorder: Back From The Edge
and Not Just A Bad Day
Georgi and the Butterflies
30 Oct 2006 - A documentary about a Bulgarian psych hospital and its resourceful administrator who tries everything from silk worm, snail, and ostrich farming to keep his institution afloat and its inhabitants occupied.
7 and 8 Nov 2005 - JUPITER'S WIFE tells the story of a beguiling homeless woman living in New York City's Central Park. Also William J. MacPhee, founder and publisher of Schizophrenia Digest, spoke candidly about the effects of schizophrenia at a Community Forum sponsored by the B.C. Schizophrenia Society Victoria Branch on 8 November 2005.
15 Aug 2005 - director David Dawson presented his film MANIC, a drama dealing with the onset of bipolar disorder.Laura Sky
23 - 25 Apr 2005 - director Laura Sky presented two films: My Son the Tattoo Artist and Crisis Call
Brain Injury Series - UVic
22 Sep - 17 Nov 2004 - a series of films designed to bring students and the community together to better understand brain injury and its consequences.
My Name Is Walter James Cross
14 Apr 2003 - a film that portrays schizophrenia.
14 Oct 2002 - an under explored topic viewed through three films: Taste of Cherry, rollercoaster and Ordinary People.
4 Mar 2002 - presented two contrasting documentaries about women.
Reel Madness comes to Vancouver
6 - 13 Nov 2001 - Bruce Saunders of Victoria's Movie Monday presented two evenings of films with something to say about mental illness and recovery.
22 Oct 2001 - Canadian filmmaker Bruce Spangler presented this extraordinary feature about a child protection worker.
22 Apr 1996 - a powerful movie dealing with the trauma from the loss of a child and his sibling is struggling to recover a normal life after a stay at a psychiatric hospital following a suicide attempt.
28 Oct 1995 - Atom Egoyan's work introduced by his father Joseph Egoyan.
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
14 Oct 1995 - one of the most famous and controversial movies about psychiatric institutions and the people they serve.
27 Feb 1995 - a movie about a man dealing with manic-depression.
Benny & Joon
6 Dec 1993 - a movie about a woman affected by mental illness.
Partnership Forum - the involvement of "consumers" in a psychiatric clinic