Happy Sad Man film screening and community event in Stawell
Join Grampians Community Health, Northern Grampians Shire Council, local community groups and leaders at this one of a kind community event in Stawell. Enjoy a barbecue dinner and a screening of the critically acclaimed film "Happy Sad Man" followed by a Q and A session with filmmaker Genevieve Bailey.
We warmly welcome you to attend this fundraising event supporting local community groups and services. This event aims to rebuild Stawell and St Arnaud's sense of community after continual cycles of COVID-19 lockdowns this year.
Reconnect with friends and neighbours as we celebrate getting together again watching this remarkable film. You’ll also hear from local leaders and mental health advocates about how to level up your skills in supporting mates and neighbours during tough times. All proceeds from the events will support local groups, services and businesses.
Please note: This is a COVIDSafe event.
In line with State Government directives, all attendees must be able to show proof of full COVID-19 (two doses) vaccination. Further information on how to obtain and provide proof is available here. Assistance is also available at St Arnaud and Stawell libraries.
Venue is wheelchair accessible and entry is free for carers' card holders.
About the film
2019 directed by Genevieve Bailey, rated M, suitable for kids 15 and over, running time 1 hour 33 minute.
HAPPY SAD MAN is a charming and uplifting insight into the lives of five very different Australian men. Following her smash hit I AM ELEVEN, Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey was inspired to find more diverse and positive portrayals of men exploring their emotional selves. We journey from Bondi Beach to the outback; we laugh and cry alongside a war photographer traversing global conflict zones, we visit a farmer and outreach worker from rural Victoria, a musical nomad and a sensitive dog-loving artist. Each portrait is an intimate and heartwarming look into vulnerability, friendship and compassion.
HAPPY SAD MAN gives unforgettable voice to the complex emotional landscapes we can all traverse. Touching, funny and tender, this must-see documentary is set to shine a light on and change the dialogue around masculinity and mental health today. Exploring hopes, anxieties, joy and darkness the raw vulnerability of these stories will inspire you to hold some of the men in your life that bit closer."
Saturday, 13 November 2021 | 06:00 PM
- 09:00 PM
Stawell - Stawell Entertainment Centre, 59-69 Main Street, Stawell, 3380, View Map