Mike O'Shea of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Judy Miller of Sault Area Hospitals were among those celebrating the Thursday-night kickoff of the Shadows of the Mind Film Festival.
The four-day event began with a screening of Julien Temple's historical drama Pandaemonium, followed by a gala reception at the Holiday Inn ballroom.
The event is organized by a coalition of local agencies. It offers films that touch on the facts and mythologies surrounding mental health and addictions.
This is the third annual Shadows of the Mind Festival and this year's highlights include Saturday's 7 p.m. screening of Treed Murray, followed by a question-and-answer session with director William Phillips. That film portrays an encounter between a charismatic advertising executive and an urban youth gang.
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