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Robin Williams mini film festival

Robin Williams mini film festival

News Article Date: 
Wednesday, 10 September 2014

The Lighthouse Theatre will pay tribute to the late Robin Williams and raise funds for youth mental health support with a mini film festival during the school holidays.

Epic adventure Jumanji, Disney classic Aladdin and Peter Pan sequel Hook will be screened at 1pm on September 22, 24 and 26 respectively.

The trilogy of family favourites will make for excellent and affordable school holiday entertainment.

Tickets for each film are $5 with proceeds going to national youth mental health foundation headspace.

Warrnambool City Council Youth Mayor Declan Primmer said that he was looking forward to seeing the films and increasing awareness and funds for youth mental health support.

“Mental health is an issue that is becoming more talked about, and events like this can really make a difference and get the ball rolling,” Mr Primmer said.

“Robin Williams was so prolific and so many of my friends are enthralled with his work, so I’m looking forward to it.

“It will be a safe environment for some school holiday fun and to get the headspace name out there.”

Headspace Regional Manager Anne Waters said that she is delighted that the Lighthouse Theatre mini film festival is supporting headspace.

“Headspace helps young people going through a tough time find someone else to talk to and was a vital support for more than 600, 12 to 25 year olds last year, with mental health the biggest health issue for young people,” Ms Waters said.

“Overwhelming evidence shows that intervening early with young people when they are experiencing issues like depression, anxiety and alcohol and other drug problems, is one of the best investments a government can make.

“With 75 per cent of mental health problems emerging before the age of 25, headspace Warrnambool provides a ‘one stop shop’ of youth friendly, confidential and free health services to support young people in our region.”

Headspace Warrnambool is located at the Brophy Community and Youth Complex, 210 Timor Street.

Headspace services can also be reached by calling 1800 650 890.

For more information on the film festival contact the Lighthouse Theatre on 5559 4999.

Films classifications: Jumanji PG, Hook PG, Aladdin G.

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