1 in 4 Film Festival: University cinema to show mental health related films

Posted on - 2nd October, 2014 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Things to Do in and around Preston, UCLan, University campus, What's On in Preston
Patch Adams is one of the films to be shown

Patch Adams is one of the films to be shown

A film festival highlighting mental ill health and its impact takes place from Monday.


Every night of the week a different film is to be shown at the University of Central Lancashire’s cinema.

The Mitchell and Kenyon Cinema in Foster Building (off the Adelphi roundabout) will screen the likes of Patch Adams, I Am Sam and The Karen Carpenter Story.

David Catherall, One in Four Film Festival Committee member, said: “With the tagline ‘mental health is everybody’s business` we believe as a committee there needs to be more awareness around mental health and social inclusion.

“At least one in four people in a social circle is likely to have experienced some form of mental health issue in their life. By using music and creativity as a means to propel this statement into a wider public domain we hope it reaches the heart of the local community.”

The Mayor of Preston Nicholas Pomfret will open the festival at 7pm on Monday 6 October.

The first film will be Mental (15) which is an Australian upbeat comedy covering a wide range of mental health issues.

On Tuesday 7 October the film will be Prayers For Bobby (PG) which explores homosexuality, suicide and family relationship.

On Wednesday 8 October there is a matinee showing of The Karen Carptenter Story (PG) from 1.30pm.

The evening film on Wednesday will be Robot and Frank (12) an upbeat film set in the future and exploring dementia.

Thursday 9 October matinee film is Patch Adams (12) starring RObin Williams.

Friday 10 October is All Quiet On The Western Front (PG) which explores the experiences of German soldiers in the First World War.

The evening film for Thursday is I Am Sam, exploring the family experiences of a man with learning disabilities.

All evening films start at 7pm each night, and are free to attend. The festival is sponsored by the UCLan School of Health.

More information about the festival can be found on the UCLan website, calling 01772 89 3818 or emailing

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