May 31 | 6:30 pm

Insanity: The Mental Health Crisis

Director Wendy Hill-Tout
Country Canada
Year 2023
Rating Not Rated
Running Time 75
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From The Booth


Last year we were thrilled and honoured to host the Guelph premier of Wendy Hill-Tout's film, Marlene, which told the story of Marlene Truscott's decades-long fight to clear her husband's name for the wrongful conviction charge that scarred their lives. It was one of our most popular films in years!

We are pleased to have Wendy back at the cinema for a special, one night event screening of her latest film, which questions what is happening within Canada's Mental Health system.

Insanity is a personal point-of-view documentary about director Wendy Hill-Tout and her family's experience with her brother Bruce, who had schizophrenia and disappeared over 25 years ago. It also explores the lives of other families dealing with mental illness. This documentary also takes a hard look at our country’s mental health crisis with large numbers living on the streets and in jails. Insanity is a plea to do better as a society – to treat those with a mental illness as human beings and provide appropriate services.

Wendy will be present for a pre-show introduction and post-show Q&A.