Monday, 14 October 2013

One in Four Film Festival

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 Chat City covered the whole week’s events.  The films are shown at the Mitchell and Kenyon Theatre in UCLAN’s Foster Building 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.

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 Nancy
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 and even suggest films that could be shown at future events.

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