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Second Annual Mental Film Festival at Globe Cinema
JUNE 3, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

…featuring

HOLLYWOOD BEAUTY SALON
Alberta Premiere 

HOLLYWOOD BEAUTY SALON is a colorful and inspiring documentary about surviving mental illness and violence, struggling with loss, finding courage for recovery, and discovering the beauty inside each one of us.

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Featured Visual Artists: Andrea Dillingham-Lacoursiere, Chika Ando, Jesse Lee Mason

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SCHEDULE

Doors & Pre Show Art Exhibit: 5:00pm
Film Screening: 7:00pm
Post Screening Panel Discussion: 8:30pm
After-Party at The Derrick: 9:00pm

Globe Cinema
617 8 Avenue SW Calgary

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Mental's mission is to use art to empower communities and shift perspective on mental.

mental illness affects us all

According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness at any given time of the year; 1 in 2 Canadians in a lifetime. Our association aims to acknowledge and educate the public around mental health and substance use, in an effort to build awareness and reduce stigma , through the use of use of art and film.

battling stigma

Mental is committed to delivering fun, bold and inspirational community events to promote awareness around mental health and addiction using film and art as a conduit for engagement. Art creates a universal language that cuts across cultural, racial, social and economic barriers. As a by-product of the pure and simple enjoyment of the arts, community dialogue is enhanced and awareness is increased.

Board of Directors

Coming to Calgary 2017

Mental Film Festival

In June 2017, Mental Film Festival will showcase Canadian and International film and art that represents the diverse landscape of mental health and addiction and its impact on a cultural, global, societal and personal level.

Mental's mission is to reduce the stigma around mental illness and addiction through the languages of art and film.

mental illness affects us all

According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness at any given time of the year; 1 in 2 Canadians in a lifetime. Our association aims to acknowledge and educate the public around mental health and substance use, in an effort to build awareness and reduce stigma , through the use of use of art and film.

battling stigma

Stigma is harmful. It prevents people from asking for help because they are ashamed of what others will think of them. Their fears are justified as people with mental illness often face discrimination at work, where they live, and sometimes from family and friends.