Thursday 11th October: Film Night at FACT – Adult Life Skills (6.00pm – 9.00pm)
FACT, 88 Wood St, Liverpool L1 4DQ
Liverpool Mental Health Consortium presents Liverpool Mental Health Festival 2018 Film Night.
Main Feature: Adult Life Skills (2016)
Anna is stuck: she’s approaching 30, living like a hermit in her mum’s garden shed and wondering why the suffragettes ever bothered. She spends her days making short films with her endlessly bickering thumbs.
However, when her school friend comes to visit, Anna’s self-imposed isolation becomes impossible to maintain. Soon she is entangled with a troubled 8-year-old boy obsessed with Westerns, and the local estate agent whose awkward interpersonal skills continually undermine his attempts to seduce her.
Directed by Rachel Tunnard, and starring Jodie Whittaker (One Day, Broadchurch, Dr Who), Alice Lowe (Prevenge, Sightseers), and Brett Goldstein (ITV’s Uncle, Drifters), Adult Life Skills is a distinctly eccentric, witty and moving British triumph.
Before the main feature, we’ll be showing short films with a wellbeing theme, by and about local people:
– Sarah-Louise Gustafson: I’m Screaming; Listen; Who Do You Want Me To Be.
– A Liverpool Football Club/LFC TV documentary by Phil Reade and Paul Chialton (extract for Liverpool Mental Health Festival 2018): Jason McAteer opens up about his battle with depression, while exploring how mental health issues can impact society; from elite sports stars to match-going football fans.
Tickets are free, but please note that The Box has a capacity of 50, so pre-booking is advisable and will be available soon.