The One in Four Film Festival an event featuring films which explore the effects of mental ill health upon individuals, communities and families. The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness of and stamp out the stigma associated with mental ill health as well as celebrate difference to inspire positive change. The Festival is sponsored by the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.
Now in its 14th year, the UCLan One in Four Film Festival is the only service user and carer-led film festival in the UK. It will run from 3rd to 5th March 2020, with the 5th March marking University Mental Health Day, and aims to bring mental health issues to a much wider audience.
It is organised by UCLan’s Comensus group with help from local community support groups, and will show a range of entertaining but informative feature films that highlight a wide range of mental health issues.
A different film will be screened each day of the festival at the University’s Mitchell and Kenyon Cinema, with a matinee on the Wednesday afternoon, and each film will be followed by an audience discussion.
Mitchell and Kenyon Cinema
Young Reginald Dwight changes his name to Elton John and collaborates with singer-songwriter Bernie Taupin to become one of the most iconic figures in pop history. Set to his most beloved songs, it's the epic musical story of Elton John, his breakthrough years in the 1970s and his fantastical transformation from shy piano prodigy to international superstar.
Eggs (Isaac Hempstead-Wright), an orphan, lives with the Boxtrolls -- a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who inhabit a cavern beneath the city of Cheesebridge. When villainous Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley) hatches a plan to get rid of the pretty harmless beings, Eggs decides to go above ground, where he meets and befriends feisty Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, Eggs and Winnifred devise a daring plan to save the Boxtrolls from extermination.
When Randle Patrick McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) gets transferred for evaluation from a prison farm to a mental institution, he assumes it will be a less restrictive environment. But the martinet Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher) runs the psychiatric ward with an iron fist, keeping her patients cowed through abuse, medication and sessions of electroconvulsive therapy. The battle of wills between the rebellious McMurphy and the inflexible Ratched soon affects all the ward's patients.
A man suffering from a mid-life crisis finds new meaning in his life after joining an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronised swimming team.