Workman Arts announced their 2020 Rendezvous with Madness Festival (RWM), which is the first and largest mental health festival in the world. The entire festival will be available to stream online.
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RWM 2020, which takes place from October 15th to 25th, presents local, national and international work exploring themes of mental health and addiction issues. The multidisciplinary event is set to feature visual art, performance, music, theatre, and dance, as it puts an emphasis on media arts, panel discussions, and in-conversation events.
This year’s programming is set to shine a light on “the human capacity for endurance in the face of great challenges,” the RWM website explains. “As community members are feeling the emotional effects of months of isolation, income precarity, and anxiety over what the future holds, the Rendezvous with Madness Festival offers a unique opportunity to come together in reflection and discussion.”
The lineup for the 28th annual festival showcases a range of feature and short films from around the world, in addition to a full-building activation of the Workman Arts building at 651 Dufferin Street called Re:Building Resilience, which will feature visual, media and performance art installations. Due to COVID-19, Re:Building Resilience will be delivered as a virtual tour including a virtual swag bag.
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We are thrilled to announce the programming for Rendezvous With Madness 2020! The Festival runs October 15 – 25, 2020 and showcases a range of feature and short films from around the globe, as well as the Re:Building Resilience Exhibition, a full-building activation of Workman Arts (651 Dufferin Street) featuring visual, media and performance art installations. All tickets are Pay What You Wish (PWYW) and there will be both in-person and virtual options for engaging with the festival, so all patrons can enjoy the festival safely. Tickets go on sale September 21! For the full line-up, see buff.ly/2om67oA. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #RWMFest20 #RWMFest #WorkmanArtsPresents #WorkmanFromHome #ArtandMentalHealth #MentalHealthisHealth #TorontoFestival #TorontoEvents #TOevents #TorontoArts #TorontoFilm #TorontoExhibition #TorontoPerformance #theaTO #the6ix
The festival opens on the heels of World Mental Health Day with a screening of Mike Hoolboom’s documentary about activist Judy Rebick, Judy Versus Capitalism. Throughout the 2020 festival, 14 feature films and 4 short programs will be screened, making for a total of 48 films from 24 countries.
Tickets for the festival are all Pay What You Wish (PWYW), and you can browse the schedule purchase tickets here.