Mental Illness Awareness Week
October 5 - 11, 2008.
Invitation to Movie Night- Friday, October 10, “Canvas”
Friday, October 10 "Canvas"
Boone Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
381 East King Street, Boone.
Semi-autobiographical tale of a 10-year-old Florida boy, Chris (Devon Gearhart), who returns from a summer in Alaska to find his mentally ill mother (Marcia Gay Harden) hearing voices in the walls again and Dad (Joe Pantoliano) up to his neck in debts and distress. Poor Chris meanwhile is growing up, discovering a passion for sewing and puppy love with a cute girl at school (Sophia Bairley). When Mom is finally dragged off to the state hospital, Dad turns his energy towards building a sailboat, but that's still just a way for him to avoid spending time with Chris, who begins to cut class and get into fights. The beautiful photography wrings plenty of salt air and sunshine from the small-town Florida locale and there's a sweetener of a soundtrack with acoustic guitars and sad girl vocalists. From director Joseph Greco.
$5 donation to NAMI recommended.
Information about Mental Illness Awareness.
Discussion follows movie.