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WORKMAN ARTS ANNOUNCES 2013 SCHEDULE 21ST ANNUAL RENDEZVOUS WITH MADNESS FILM FESTIVAL CHANGING PERSPECTIVES Cinematic Representations of Mental Illness and Addiction November 11 – 16, 2013 http://www.rendezvouswithmadness.com        http://www.twitter.com/RWMFilmFest        http://www.workmanarts.com Workman Arts is proud to present the 21st annual Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival (RWMFF) set for November 11 - 16. The six-day festival showcases over 20 programs of feature and ... Read More »

Beer is Cheaper Than Therapy Film Review


        Beer is Cheaper than Therapy, Simone de Vries, The Netherlands, 93 minutes, 2011, English, Documentary Feature, Toronto Premiere, Rated 14A Beer is Cheaper Than Therapy sheds light on the mental health crisis taking place in America as military soldiers return from war with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression often resulting in alcoholism and a high number ... Read More »


Monday November 7, 7:00 pm @ Workman Arts, 651 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON  @ Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival http://www.rendezvouswithmadness.com Filmmakers: Tellervo Kalleinen, Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen, Netherlands, Finland, 2011, 65 min, Digibeta, Dutch with English subtitles, Rated 14A People In White offers up a different point of view than most mental health films, true life stories of a group of patients ... Read More »

Next to Normal in Toronto

Ever since I saw the performance of Next to Normal on the Tony Awards in 2009, I’ve been wanting to see this play and finally it has come to Toronto. Next to Normal (styled as next to normal) is a rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. Its story concerns a mother who ... Read More »

9th Annual Female Eye Film Festival – Mental Health, Abuse films

 www.femaleeyefilmfestival.com The Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF) launches its 9th annual showcase and celebration of films directed by women with a bang! This March 16 to 20, 2011, join us as we take a look through the lens at sex, violence and politics through the Female Eye! Female Eye Film Festival picks: Peach Plum Pear – Dir. Alana Morshead, starring ... Read More »

Film Festival Raises Awareness of Mental Illness & Addiction

Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival runs November 5th - 13th in Toronto, Ontario with over 20 programs of feature and short films on mental illness and addiction. Highlights of the festival include Le Dernier pour la Route (One for the Road), Rouge Ciel, Crooked Beauty, So You're Going Crazy, My Suicide and the closing night gala The Man of a Thousand Songs featuring a live performance by Ron Hynes. In addition to films there are various Artist Talks discussing the connections between mental illness/addition and creativity which have free admission. Most films are $10 or 5 for $40 and can be purchased here. All programs at Workman Arts, 651 Dufferin St (except opening gala) Read More »