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CONNECT: Scottish Film Confronting Suicide Among Young Men

Don’t miss your chance to see CONNECT at the Phoenix Cinema, PICKAQUOY centre, Kirkwall this Friday 15th November 7.30pm, followed by a Q&A with director Marilyn Edmond


Suicide among young men is a major issue in the UK today. CONNECT is an ambitious attempt to confront the issue in a heartfelt drama.

Connect

Brian is a young man battling with his mental health. Outwardly, he keeps calm, goes to work and carries on. He never feels that it’s possible to share his feelings, until care home owner Jeff becomes a source of support. A flirtation with single mother Sam could be a reason to choose life.

Moments of optimism clash with dark despair in this strikingly filmed Scottish drama shot in North Berwick. Stars Kevin Guthrie, Siobhan Reilly, Stephen McCole and Sarah Vickers.

This screening includes a Q&A after the film with its writer/director, Marilyn Edmond, who will be here in Orkney as part of a Scottish tour promoting her directorial debut.

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