Workman Arts: 20TH RENDEZVOUS WITH MADNESS FILM FESTIVAL - Nov 9 to 17
MONDAY NOVEMBER 12: 6:30p.m. - TIFF Bell Lightbox
Beer is Cheaper Than Therapy, Simone de Vries, The Netherlands, 2011, English, 93 minutes, Documentary Feature, TORONTO PREMIERE, Rated 14A
Beer is Cheaper than Therapy responds to the rising incidence of suicide amongst veterans and invites audiences to delve deeper into the often closeted emotional struggles they face. An intertwined series of portraits reveals the deep cracks in veteran care as soldiers cope with mental illness, heavy medication and their feelings of isolation and abandonment. As each reflects on painful memories of deployment, the recurring themes of patriotism, camaraderie, and tribute tattoos seemingly provide reassuring reminders helping soldiers to move forward. Through this saddening exploration of military life and loss, we are provoked to consider the true cost of heroism.
*In attendance, Allison Crawford (Mental Health Professor) and Mike McDonald (Special Interest Person) via Skype
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