It’s Mental Health Week! Join us for a free film screening of ‘Mental’, a 2012 Australian comedy-drama film directed and written by P. J. Hogan. It stars Toni Collette, Rebecca Gibney, Anthony LaPaglia, and Liev Schreiber. Rated M.
With a welcome by Merrilee Cox, CEO of the Mental Health Association of Central Australia.
The screening is FREE but please RSVP your seat as there are limited spaces. Light refreshments provided.
The Moochmore girls are certain they all suffer from some kind of undiagnosed mental illness – because if they’re not crazy then they’re just unpopular. Their mother Shirley – unable to cope with her demanding daughters and unsupported by her philandering politician husband, Barry – suffers a nervous breakdown. After Barry commits his wife to a mental hospital (telling his constituents that “she’s on holiday”) he finds himself alone with 5 teenage girls he barely knows. Desperate, he impulsively picks up a hitchhiker named Shaz and installs her in his home as nanny to his daughters.