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Closing Night Film - Holden On [with Penny Sucker and Butterfly Collector]

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Workman Arts

651 Dufferin Street

Toronto, ON M6K 2B2

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Holden On

(Tamlin Hall, USA, 2017, 102 minutes)

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On November 16, 1995, a nineteen year old La Grange, Georgia man named Holden Layfield took his life with a shotgun. The community was stunned: although he'd been demonstrating increasingly odd and unstable behaviour, Holden was a model of a nice, well-adjusted and mostly 'normal' kid. What could possibly have led to such a final and terrible decision? With his first feature, filmmaker Tamlin Hall makes a moving dramatic account of a young man living secretly with mental illness – Holden hears voices and habitually self-medicates – that is grounded in first-person experience: Hall was a schoolmate of the real Holden (played in the film by Matthew Fahey), and his film is at once a tribute, a study in unchecked mental disorder and a cry for understanding. For Holden, this was the only way it could end. For Hall, it's question of options: without proper attention and support, what else was Holden to do?

*Playing with Penny Sucker (Erin Elders, UK, 2016, 11 minutes)
and Butterfly Collector (Catherine Jones, Canada, 2016, 1 minute)

*Director Tamlin Hall in attendance for Q & A following the screening!

Co-presented with Canadian Sport Film Festival and Sketch

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