Mad World Screening

Event Date: May 17, 2017

Mad World Screening

The UBC Department of Psychiatry is proud to work with The Cinematheque in presenting Frames of Mind, a monthly event using film to engage thought and discussion about mental health and mental illness. On Wednesday, May 17th, Dr. Erin Michalak, leader of CREST.BD and Professor in UBC Psychiatry, will lead the discussion after the amazing film Mad World.

Made on a shoestring budget, Mad World portrays the relationship between a former stockbroker who lives with bipolar disorder and his estranged father, while shedding light on some of the more unsavoury aspects of contemporary Hong Kong. Mad World won the Golden Horse Award (Taiwan’s Oscar) for Best New Director, and the main character, Tung, authentically shows us

“a troubled young man’s attempt to contain his own inner chaos in a maddening city where space, sympathy and sanity are at a premium”. (Hollywood Reporter)

Tickets are available at the door of the Cinematheque (1131 Howe St.), or online for just $12, $10 for seniors and students. The film starts at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, May 17th with post-screening discussion to follow.