Preston film fans are in for a treat this October.
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), celebrating its seventh annual film festival, will be promoting mental health awareness at the One in Four Film Festival. Using the power of film to explore the effects of mental health on individuals and society.
The event is free (ask for a ticket on the day) and has been arranged by the UCLan’s Comensus and Service Users and Carers Advisory Group with help from local community support groups.
Up to 11 October they plan to show a range of entertaining and informative feature films at the UCLan Mitchell and Kenyon Cinema that highlight a wide range of mental health issues.
Films screened from 5.30pm will be:
Silver Linings Playbook – 9 October
For the Love of Nancy – 10 October
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – 11 October
Introducing each film will be someone who has been affected by issues depicted in the film.
Russell Hogarth who has organised the festival said: “The films are chosen for their portrayal of a particular theme or mental health condition and will be introduced by a mental health service user or carer with relevant experience and insight, framing your viewing of each film in a meaningful, real-world context. This is a wonderful opportunity to share and explore your own ideas and insights as well as learning from others.”
For more information about the One in Four Festival call 01772 894707 or email Rhogarth1@uclan.ac.uk
The UCLan has laid on a further cinematic treat for the rest of October.
From 21 to 28 October again in the Mitchell and Kenyon Cinema the UCLan together with Worldwise Learning Centre offer a choice of eight different films.
On show from 7pm are:
Piercing Brightness (Filmed in Preston) – 21 October
Untouchable (French) – 22 October
Wadjda (Arabic) – 23 October
No (Spanish) – 24 October
Lore (German) – 25 October
A Touch Of Spice (Greek & Turkish) – 26 October
I Am Love (Italian) – 27 October
The Land of Hope (Japanese) – 28 October
Open to students and the public. Tickets are adults £3.00, concessions £2.50, festival pass £15.00.
Book tickets online by visiting http://www.prestonfilmfest.ticketsource.co.uk/ For more information contact Ellie Dunn: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01772 894248
UClan Mitchell and Kenyon Cinema, Foster Building
Preston PR1 2HE