Mental Health Series: Darkness and Hope: Depression, Sports, and Me



Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Jan 31, 2018 6:30 PM
Film Info
Runtime:44 min
Country Listing:Canada
Rating:Not yet rated (STC)
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Hubert Davis
Cinema Extra
Featuring:Michael Landsberg
Clara Hughes
Stéphane Richer
Darryl Strawberry


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

Celebrated athletes, including Olympian Clara Hughes, Stanley Cup champion Stéphane Richer, and World Series winner Darryl Strawberry, open up to Michael Landsberg, host of TSN1050's Landsberg in the Morning, about their personal battles with depression. While facing his own mental health challenges, Landsberg brings insight and intelligence to an issue that often lives in the shadows of the professional sports world, shining a light on the stories of perseverance, vulnerability and humanity of our athletic heroes.

Michael Landsberg and director Hubert Davis will join Rendezvous with Madness program director Geoff Pevere for a post-screening discussion.

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)

NomineeBest Biography Documentary Program, Canadian Screen Awards 2013

“Compelling… goes right to the heart of the stigma” – Toronto Star