WENDY HILL-TOUT'S, 'INSANITY', THE METAL HEALTH CRISES, TO OPEN IN CANADIAN THEATRES MAY 2023!
'Insanity' is both a personal POV documentary about director Wendy Hill-Tout's and her family's experience with her brother Bruce, who had schizophrenia and disappeared over 25 years ago. It's also a look at the country’s mental health crisis, with shocking numbers of people suffering from mental health issues in jails, the justice system, and in the streets - and being shot by police.
Bruce had a normal childhood, but in his 20’s developed the illness. At one point he ended up in Florida, eating out of garbage cans, when he was picked up by police and brought to a hospital. It was the first time the family found out Bruce had an illness - schizophrenia.
Years later, Bruce disappeared again, only this time, the family never saw him again. Insanity is a plea to do better as a society – to treat those with a mental illness as human beings and provide appropriate services.
DATES AND LOCATIONS
Calgary, AB - The Globe Cinema - May 11
Victoria, BC - Cinecenta - May 11, 12
Vancouver, BC - Rio Theatre - May 13
Toronto, ON - Imagine Cinemas Carlton - May 19-25
Windsor, ON - Imagine Cinemas Carlton - May 19-25
Burlington, ON - Cinestarz Cinemas - May 19-25
St. Laurent (Ottawa), ON - Cinestarz Cinemas - May 19-25
Saskatoon, SK - The Roxy - May 19-21
Edmonton, AB - The Metro - June 9
Additional dates and theatres TBA.