ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY MEETINGS WITH IVOR AT TOWN HALL THEATRE IN SUPPORT OF YOUNG PEOPLE’S MENTAL HEALTH
As part of Green Ribbon campaign, The Town Hall Theatre Galway are showing their support and opening the conversation around mental health. Following sell-out screenings in cinemas and arts centres around the country, Meetings with Ivor will have a special benefit screening at the Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday May 24th at 8pm. Green Ribbons will also be distributed on the night.
This event is in conjunction with See Change, the National Stigma Reduction Partnership. All profits will be donated to Please Talk which is See Change’s National Youth Programme. The proceeds will be utilised to raise mental health awareness and the importance of talking for Third level students on NUIG and GMIT Campuses in Galway.
The Town Hall is also delighted to announce that the director Alan Gilsenan will attend this special screening followed by a Q&A chaired by Galway-based journalist Lorna Siggins to open the conversation about mental health with the audience. More special guests may be confirmed closer the date.
Produced by Galway-based Parzival Productions, Meetings with Ivor is an 81-minute documentary on the life and work of ground-breaking psychiatrist Ivor Browne. Browne has been a central figure in Irish mental health for many decades. His pioneering and often controversial work on behalf of the many who cannot speak for themselves is well-known.
Alan Gilsenan’s new film, produced by Tomás Hardiman, captures the essence of this extraordinary man. In a quirky and challenging cinematic portrait we meet Browne, now in his late-eighties, who is still full of energy, good humour and compassion, and who remains a deeply-informed, startlingly innovative thinker. His unique attributes continue to find vital expression and offer real hope in an increasingly bewildering world. The film contains contributions from a host of familiar Galway faces including Tommy Tiernan, Tom Murphy, Mary Coughlan and Professor Brendan Kelly. Sebastian Barry and Nell McCafferty also feature among contributors. The Spiddal-based piper, Ronan Browne, son of Ivor, composed the haunting musical score.
Tickets are now on sale at www.tht.ie or by calling the Town Hall Box Office on 091 569777.
For more information please contact
Treasa Hanniffy, National Please Talk Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 086 173128