Au Contraire is a film festival with a difference: It focuses on efforts to combat the stigma of mental illness and is presented for a third year with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts at its Maxwell Cummings Auditorium.
Films screen Oct. 27-30. There will be discussions with film directors and participants, mental health clients, and health professionals.
Oct. 27, 7 pm, the Canadian premiere of Touched with Fire, a film about manic-depressive poets who go off their meds and end up in hospital.
Oct. 29, 7 pm, various short films, including Oscar-winning Curfew and The Phone Call.
Oct. 30, 7 pm, The Living Museum, with Academy Award winning director Jessica Yu, on the intersection of creativity and madness.
A Youth Awareness Program includes matinées, discussions.
Tickets: 514-787-1475, firstname.lastname@example.org. Program: acff.ca/schedule.