Kicking & Screening is a monthly series of film screenings and discussions at The Art School focusing on the portrayal of mental health issues, both explicit and implicit, in mainstream cinema.
With an aim to creating an atmosphere in which to openly and sensitively discuss mental illness and its various (mis)representations, screenings will be followed by informal conversation led by guest artists and designers who confront such issues within their practices.
THIS MONTH: Olivier Assayas’ psychological thriller Personal Shopper (2016) starring Kristen Stewart, with discussion initiated by Peter McKenna and Sgàire Wood.
While it is important and necessary to initiate safe, non-judgmental conversation about mental health and wellbeing, we are not mental health professionals and discussions will primarily centre around the films and the issues they raise.
Should anyone be affected by anything raised at Kicking & Screening, appropriate charities and organisations who can offer help, support and advice will be signposted!
Entry is free. The Art School is fully wheelchair accessible and all films will be subtitled. If you have any other accessbility queries, please get in touch!