Mental Health Series: Manic


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Jan 24, 2018 6:30 PM
Film Info
Runtime:84 min.
Country Listing:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Kalina Bertin


*SOLD OUT* A limited number of same-day rush tickets will be released at 6:15pm

Filmmaker Kalina Bertin bravely turns the camera on her own household to find answers for her siblings Felicia and François Sean's mental health issues. Their father George was a prophet, scam artist, cult leader and father of 15 children from different parts of the world. Is this mysterious man's strange legacy connected to Felicia's struggle with bipolar disorder? An assembly of home movies, interviews and observations, Manic is an urgent and compelling plunge into a family's troubling personal history and the intangible ties that bind us.

Join the conversation in a post-screening panel hosted by Rendez Vous with Madness Program Director Geoff Pevere with filmmakers, subjects, and experts.

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


Additional Information

Mental Health Series: Since 2010, Bell Let’s Talk has helped open the floodgates of conversation about mental health. Leading up to and on the annual Let’s Talk Day, we are showcasing free docs that aim to break the stigma around mental illness.

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

Tickets: FREE (maximum 2 tickets per person)

"What begins as a search for answers and healing takes a darker turn." — Toronto Film Scene