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INSANITY

Year 2022
Runtime 79 mins
Language English
World Premiere
Availability
  • In Cinema Only
Showtimes
Oct 2
11:00 AM Eau Claire 1

The September 27 screening will be preceded by the connectFirst Credit Union teal carpet and will be followed by a Q&A featuring filmmaker Wendy Hill-Tout, producer Bonnie Thompson and editor Sarah Taylor.

From the perspective of Calgary writer/director Wendy Hill-Tout, INSANITY looks at how society has transitioned from the asylums of old to the "asylums" of the streets and jail cells. Despite experiencing suicidal ideation and being diagnosed with schizophrenia, Hill-Tout's brother, Bruce, was released from the hospital and never seen again. 25 years later, the filmmaker recounts her family's journey as they search for Bruce on the streets of Vancouver.

INSANITY asks why those who suffer mental illness end up in the justice system rather than the healthcare system. It asks us to create a more human world for those who are suffering. It is a film that demands change.

Countries

Canada
Director
Wendy Hill-Tout
Producer
Wendy Hill-Tout, Bonnie Thompson
Screenwriter
Wendy Hill-Tout
Cinematographer
Scott Imler, Charles Hamilton
Editor
Sarah Taylor
Music
John McMillan
Cast
Brandon DeWyn