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Hot Date: Sympathetic Cinema

A scene from My Suicide

NOVEMBER 5 TO 13 The power of movies to shed light on contemporary issues is in evidence at the Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival, an annual showing of provocative features, shorts and documentaries on topics such as addiction and mental illness. This year, see how filmmakers take on stereotypes and break down barriers in films like Repeaters—a harrowing story of three rehab-centre residents—and My Suicide, which tells how a student’s life changes after broadcasting his intention to commit suicide. Discussions following each screening promise even greater insight. Various locations and times, $10; call 416-583-4606 or click here for more information and to buy.

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