Benalla Rural City Council is screening the acclaimed documentary, Happy Sad Man, at Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre (BPACC) this April.
Happy Sad Man is a charming and uplifting insight into the lives of five very different Australian men. One of those portraits is that of Ivan Lister, Benalla Rural City Council’s Rural Outreach Worker.
Following her smash hit I Am Eleven, Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey was inspired to find more diverse and positive portrayals of men exploring their emotional selves.
Happy Sad Man gives unforgettable voice to the complex emotional landscapes we can all traverse. Touching, funny and tender, this must-see documentary is set to shine a light on and change the dialogue around masculinity and mental health today. Exploring hopes, anxieties, joy and darkness the raw vulnerability of these stories will inspire you to hold some of the men in your life that bit closer.
In this special event hosted by the Council, the community is invited to attend a screening followed by supper or afternoon tea and a question and answer session with filmmaker Genevieve Bailey and Rural Outreach Worker Ivan Lister.
When: Monday 26 April 2021, 6.30pm and Tuesday 27 April 2021, 1.00pm
Ticket price: $5, includes supper or afternoon tea and Q&A