Norman Lofts, award winning documentary producer, will be presenting his documentary, One Calm Hour, as a fundraiser for CAMH.  Join us for one of two movie screenings of One Calm Hour, a documentary about the transformative power of music in the lives of those living with mental illness.

The film is 65 minutes, and includes a Q&A with the director and participants after each screening.

At the request of the organizer, Norman Lofts, proceeds from the event are to be directed to the Recreation Therapy Drumming & Music Program at CAMH.

Synopsis from the director: Norman Lofts

"When a music composer enters the schizophrenia unit at CAMH to lead drumming and music sessions in a program developed by Nicole Chudzinski, Recreation Therapist, clients are transformed for that one hour. Music takes us into the lives and stories of people living there, some for decades.

One Calm Hour is counter-intuitive because the drumming sessions appear anything but calm. But you soon realize that the music briefly takes clients away from the burdens of their illness, and away from life on the ward. It gives them a chance to socialize and… just have a bit of fun."


Event Info

Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Reception: 6:30 pm
Screening 1: 7:00 pm
Screening 2: 8:30 pm

Venue: CAMERA at Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen Street West, Toronto


Ticket Price: $50
Ticket purchase includes screening, snacks, and a signed copy of the DVD.  Additional copies of the DVD will be on sale for $20.

Due to very limited seating capacity, each ticket is for the specified screening time selected.  Please note that all ticket sales are FINAL and are NOT ELIGIBLE for a tax receipt

For questions about tickets, please call Lidia Franchitto at the CAMH Foundation at 416.979.6909 ext. 6169


Tickets for the 7:00 showing of One Calm Hour are sold out.



Can't attend the event, but still want to show your support?

If you're not able to attend the screening, but are interested in supporting the CAMH Foundation, you can give a donation using the form below.

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Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation

Charitable Number:

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Telephone: 416.979.6909
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