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Changing the Script is a film festival that examines film through the lens of mental health. Thank you to our Community partner McMaster Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences for supporting this important festival.

 


Burden
Wednesday, May 3, 7pm

AGH Annex, 118 James Street North

Tim Marrinan, Richard Dewey | USA | 2016 | Documentary | 86 minutes | 14A

This year’s opening film Burden is a probing portrait of Chris Burden, an artist who pushed the limits of creative expression and risked his life in the name of art.

Panel discussion to follow with: Dr. Nadeem Akhtar, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry (chair), Dr. Jon Davine, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, and Simon Frank, Artist

AGH Members $8
Non-Members $10

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Laurence Anyways
Thursday, May 4, 7pm

AGH Annex, 118 James Street North

Xavier Dolan | Canada | 2012 | Drama | 168 Minutes | 14A

The movie highlights ten years in the life of a literature teacher named Laurence who transforms himself into a woman after years of concealing his feelings. Her tremulous relationship with her family is further complicated by revealing herself to them while she struggles to find comfort with her significant other Frederique. Though others may not initially accept or understand Laurence in her true form, those who knew her before her transformation still know her as Laurence, anyways.

Panel discussion to follow with: Dr. Jon Davine, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry (chair), Dr Rachel Turcan- Assistant Clinical Professor, and Dr Alex Dufort- Psychiatry Resident

AGH Members $8
Non-Members $10

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David Lynch: The Art Life
Friday, May 5, 6:30pm

Lincoln Alexander Centre, 160 King Street East

John Nguyen, Rick Barnes | USA, Denmark | 2016 | Documentary | 90min | 14A

David Lynch takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life. From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia, we follow Lynch as he traces the events that have helped to shape one of cinema's most enigmatic directors. David Lynch the Art Life infuses Lynch's own art, music and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world, giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist.

Panel discussion to follow with: Maxine Lewis, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Jon Davine, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, and Terence Odette, Film Director

AGH Members $8
Non-Members $10

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Trainspotting
Friday, May 5, 9pm

Lincoln Alexander Centre, 160 King Street East

Danny Boyle | UK | 1996 | Drama | 94 Minutes | 14A

A wild, freeform, Rabelaisian trip through the darkest recesses of Edinburgh low-life, focusing on Mark Renton and his attempt to give up his heroin habit, and how the latter affects his relationship with family and friends.

Panel discussion to follow with: Dr. Nadeem Akhtar, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry (chair) Dr. Jehaan Ilyaas, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, and Dr. Lori Regenstreif, Department of Family Medicine; Shelter Health Network

AGH Members $8
Non-Members $10

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La Strada
Saturday, May 6, 4pm

Lincoln Alexander Centre, 160 King St. East

Federico Fellini | Italy | 1954 | Drama | 108 minutes | PG

Changing the Script is a film festival that examines film through the lens of mental health.

Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language film (1957). With La Strada, Fellini left behind the familiar signposts of Italian neorealism for a poetic fable of love and cruelty, evoking brilliant performances and winning the hearts of audiences and critics worldwide.

Community Partner:
Cinema Insieme

Panel discussion to follow with: Dr. Nadeem Akhtar, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry (chair) and Sandy Yuen, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry

AGH Members $8
Non-Members $10

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The Stairs
Saturday, May 6, 6:30pm

Lincoln Alexander Centre, 160 King St. East

Hugh Gibson | Canada | 2016 | Documentary | 95 minutes | 14A

Winner of the Toronto Film Critics Association’s Best Canadian Film of 2016. The Stairs tells the story of Marty, Greg and Roxanne, each of whom survived decades of street-involvement. Using their experiences to ease the paths of others, each performs social work in their old neighbourhood, while struggling to maintain their newly-found stability. Told over five years, The Stairs is a non-judgemental character study of life on society’s margins. Defying stereotypes through intimate portraits, its remarkable subjects are by turns surprising, funny, shocking and moving.

Panel discussion to follow with: Dr. Nadeem Akhtar, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry (chair) and Dr Lori Regenstreif , Department of Family Medicine; Shelter Health Network

AGH Members $8
Non-Members $10

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Clean Shaven
Saturday, May 6, 9pm

Lincoln Alexander Centre, 160 King St. East

Lodge Kerrigan | UK | 1993 | 79 Minutes | 14A

Peter Winter is a young schizophrenic who is desperately trying to get his daughter back from her adoptive family. He attempts to function in a world that, for him, is filled with strange voices, electrical noise, disconcerting images, and jarringly sudden emotional shifts. He clings to his humanity like a raft, barely afloat in a sea of terror. In a brief moment of congruence, he shatters his image reflected in a window, perhaps to more properly align it with his fragmented psyche.

Panel discussion to follow: Dr. Nadeem Akhtar, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry (chair), Dr. Jehaan Ilyaas, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, and Sandy Yuen, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry

AGH Members $8
Non-Members $10

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Maurizio Cattelan:
Be Right Back
Wednesday, June 14, 7pm

AGH Annex, 118 James St. North

Maura Axelrod | USA | 2016 | Documentary | 95 minutes | NYR

An art world upstart, provocative and elusive artist Maurizio Cattelan made his career on playful and subversive works that send up the artistic establishment, until a retrospective at the Guggenheim in 2011 finally solidified his place in the contemporary art canon. Axelrod's equally playful profile leaves no stone unturned in trying to figure out: who is Maurizio Cattelan?

Community Partner: Strangewaves Music & Art Festival

AGH Members $8
Non-Members $10

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

National Aboriginal Day FREE Screening of: Maliglutit (Searchers)
Wednesday, June 21, 7pm

Art Gallery of Hamilton, Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden


Join us in celebrating National Aboriginal Day with a free outdoor film screening. Inspired by the John Ford film The Searchers, an Inuit woman and her daughter are kidnapped by three Inuit men, while her husband and son are away. The Inuit husband sets out on a journey to find his family and punish the perpetrators.

Community Partner: imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival

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