A new film collective has announced that the next theme for screenings of some wonderful slices of cinema will be ‘love’. With Valentines day fast approaching too, this seems the logical choice, as The MiLAN (Medicine in Literature and the Arts at Newcastle) Collective Film Festival hosts its third year from Monday 13th to Friday 17th February with free daily screenings of films in the Newcastle University Medical School.
These films will explore the role of love in health and mental well-being, and the selection of Still Alice, WALL-E, Amour, Untouchable and Life, Animated are all great choices. The themes on show for discussion are early onset dementia, end of life care, representations of disability, equal opportunities in education, explorations of loneliness, mental health, public health issues and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as well as what it is like to live with and through an illness. There will be a short pre-film panel discussion covering medical and health themes as well as arts and humanities elements within the films, followed by a longer post-film Q&A with the audience and the panel, and a new way of looking at life and these excellent movies themselves seems a great way so spend an evening.
These films will all shine a light on some important topics and screenings take place Monday 13th to Friday 17th February in the David Shaw Lecture Theatre, Newcastle University Medical School, Newcastle starting at 7pm.