The first London screening of Meetings with Remarkable Men with music score performed live by composer Sian O’Gorman and world renowned trumpet player Noel Langley plus Q&A with the filmmakers and cast.
Over the years documentary companies have approached psychotherapist Jerry Hyde, wanting to film what goes on inside his men’s groups, the longest of which has now run for 19 years. He has always refused to let the world see what these men share in the knowledge that once a camera came into the room the integrity of the work would be compromised, but now, in collaboration with French Vietnamese filmmaker Mai Hua, Meetings With Remarkable Men shows for the first time what happens when men choose to cultivate vulnerability and tenderness. This brutally honest film is a timely and vital offering as societies around the world wrestle with shifting gender norms.
“Phenomenal – the men are such treasures in all their wounded, strong, beautiful ways.” SEBASTIAN JUNGER, author and film maker The Perfect Storm, War, Restrepo.
“I love this so much. Poetic, soft, and so, so deeply moving.” SAMANTHA RODDICK, feminist activist.
“It’s hard to know where to begin: the film is so beautiful, profound and moving, it did so many things, but one thing it certainly did was show men as multi-faceted, deep, conflicted, warm, generous, funny, self-effacing, loyal, good – so many qualities we are not encouraged to talk about about men.” BARBARA HAMMOND, playwright.
“So honest… it is searing.” BRENDAN O’BYRNE, Veteran and recovering alcoholic.
“A very important film, by a man and a woman that offers valuable insights for all.” MELISSA UNGER, founder of Seymour Projects.
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