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Manic [with Jade & Matteo and Dearest Previous Mama]

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Workman Arts

651 Dufferin Street

Toronto, ON M6K 2B2

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Manic

(Kalina Bertin, Canada/USA, 84 minutes)

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In her family's archive of home movies, filmmaker Kalina Bertin finds traces of the potential solution to a mystery: why is mental illness so rampant among her siblings? And what does it have to do with her father, a charismatic but wildly unstable cult leader who spread both his word and his seed as far as the remote Caribbean island where the filmmaker was partly raised? Believing in his own divinity but oblivious to the impact of his calling on the 'family' that spreads through so many wives and children, Bertin's father left a legacy of disorder that the filmmaker is determined to confront, understand and account for. Culled significantly from a wealth of home-made archival imagery – true to his ego, Bertin's father was an inveterate documenter of his own mission – Manic doesn't make order of chaos. But it does root the chaos firmly in the soil of a long unspoken-of family secret.

*Playing with Jade & Matteo (Myriam Guimond , Canada, 2015, 10 minutes) and Dearest Previous Mama (Grace Cherian, Canada, 2016, 2 minutes)

*Director Kalina Bertin in attendance

Co-presented wtih Doc Now, Mood Disorders Association of Ontario and Cinefranco

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