justREEL: Evelyn

Film & Conversation Night!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival presents justREEL Film Nights:


Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
River Park Church - 3818 14a St SW, Calgary, AB
FREE Admission

justREEL is a bi-monthly feature length documentary series. Now in its twelveth year, this series runs from September to May. 

Following his Oscar winning The White Helmets, Orlando von Einsiedel turns his camera on his own family as they attempt to cope with a devastating loss.

When his brother, Evelyn, newly diagnosed as schizophrenic and suffering from intense depression, took his own life at 22, Orlando and his other two siblings buried the trauma, rarely talking about it. Over a decade later, the remaining family set out on a hiking tour, visiting landscapes Evelyn liked to walk, to reflect on his life and death. The result is an intensely personal and moving take on the emotional impact of suicide within a family and a powerful account of the benefits of creating safe spaces for emotional communication.

Shot in a subjective style and against the stunning backdrop of the British countryside, Evelyn is an emotionally raw film that documents the difficult, yet rewarding, attempt to navigate the rocky highlands of collective trauma.

Film Information
Release Year: 2019
Length: 100 minutes
Language: English
Subtitle: n/a
Premiere: Alberta Premiere

Cast & Credits
Director: Orlando von Einsidel 

Post Film Conversation Leaders:

Monica Piros -is the Manager of the Community Resource Team at Wood’s Homes, and is a clinical social worker and educator. She has worked extensively with families impacted by domestic violence, addiction, and intergenerational trauma.

Dr. Chris Wilkes is currently Section Chief of Child & Adolescent Addiction & Mental Health Community & Specialized Services, Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services. He is also the University of Calgary/Alberta Health Services Division Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and a member of the Pediatric and Psychiatry faculties. He is a Professor at the University of Calgary. Dr. Wilkes' research and publications have been in the area of cognitive behavioral treatment of youth depression, suicide, affective disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, psychotherapy and mental health economics.

About Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

The Marda Loop Justice Film Festival uses the medium of film to show recent high quality documentaries in order to draw attention to serious local & global issues. We hope audiences watch a film, stay for the discussion, and visit with local non-government groups and fair trade vendors that will be onsite.

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