Mental Health Film Series // Cracked Up (FREE)

Showings

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Jan 29 6:30 PM
Film Info
Runtime:95 min
Copyright:2018
Country Listing:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Michelle Esrick

Description

ADVANCE TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. A LIMITED NUMBER OF RUSH TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE 15 MINUTES BEFORE SHOWTIME. THE RUSH LINE WILL FORM AT 5:30 PM.

In this free screening on Bell Let’s Talk Day, witness the impact childhood trauma can have over a lifetime through the story of master impressionist, comedian and Saturday Night Live veteran Darrell Hammond. While shining brilliantly in the spotlight, Hammond struggled with drugs, alcohol and debilitating flashbacks—and was misdiagnosed by doctors for decades. Not until a suicide attempt brought him together with Dr. Nabil Kotbi was he properly treated, unleashing the memories his brain had locked away for over 50 years. Director Michelle Esrick balances humour and tragedy to create a poignant story of hope and resilience.

Followed by a Q&A with director Michelle Esrick and special guests.

In partnership with Bell Let’s Talk and Workman Arts.

  

Additional Information

Mental Health Film Series: We’re showcasing a series of free docs-and-conversations about mental health leading up to and on the 10th annual Bell Let's Talk Day. Join the conversation to break the stigma around mental illness and help create positive change.

Tickets: FREE (maximum of two per person) 

In recognition of the potentially triggering content of the participating films, supportive listeners will be present at each screening.