This week we were at UCLAN’s One in Four Film Festival. The festival takes place annually in the week of World Mental Health Day (10th October) and is designed to reduce the stigma surrounding the one in four adults who will be affected by mental health issues in any given year.
Cinema Revisited have been honoured to cover the event for the past two years and this year
covered the whole week’s
events. The films are shown at the
Mitchell and Kenyon Theatre in UCLAN’s Chat City
and tickets are free. Each film shown explores a particular mental health
condition. Before the screening a mental health service user or carer gives an
introduction and the film is followed by an open discussion. Foster Building
It’s a brilliant way to look at how real lives are affected by mental health issues.
This year’s films were;
Monday The Hours
Tuesday The Mars Project
Wednesday Silver Linings Playbook
Thursday For the Love of
Friday One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Here we are with Keith Byers, one of the many people who work so hard to make this festival a success.
If you missed this year’s event you can get involved in time for next year by visiting www.facebook.com/1in4film and even suggest films that could be shown at future events.