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It’s about that time again . . .

 

We’re really proud of how our previous Marbles launch parties have gone, so we decided to try something a wee bit different for Marbles #3.

 

Our Tear it Up issue will launch with a series of free film screenings and panel discussions on Wed 16-Fri 18 May at The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh. The films we’ve chosen each look at a different aspect of mental health: women, the LGBT+ community, men and the BAME community. Featuring a host of special guests from the world of mental health, poetry, spoken word, LGBT+ circles and film, sharing their insights on our movie choices.

 

On Wed 16 May: Girl, Interrupted.

Girl, Interrupted is a psychological drama based on author Susanna Kaysen’s memoirs. Starring Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie, it’s the story of an 18 year old’s stay in a psychiatric hospital and her diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder.

 

On Thu 17 May: The Skeleton Twins.

The Skeleton Twins follows twins Milo and Maggie (played by Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig), both of whom are dealing with suicidal ideation. The two are reunited after ten years apart, and the film explores family, love and sexuality.

 

On Fri 18 May: Moonlight.

Moonlight is a the first film with an all-black cast and the first LGBT+ film to win the Oscar for Best Picture. It presents three stages in the main character’s life (played by Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders and Alex Hibbert): youth, adolescence and early adult life, exploring themes of sexuality, identity and physical / emotional abuse.

 

After each screening, there’ll be a panel discussion from a variety of experts – who we’ll announce in upcoming blogs.

 

Other things to look forward to: the chance to buy all three copies of Marbles and Marbles-related goodies, a lovely atmosphere at the Banshee Labyrinth, good chat and good people, and – our favourite thing in life – a raffle.

 

Don’t forget to reserve your free tickets.

We’d love to see you there!

Team Marbles