“Beautiful Boy,” starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet, is based on a pair of best-selling memoirs by the San Francisco journalist David Sheff and his oldest son, Nic, that chronicled Nic’s descent into crystal-meth addiction. It tells the story of David Sheff’s anguished but impotent crusade to snatch his son from the jaws of a life-crushing drug dependence. This film enables viewers to see the way addiction is lived beside, by the person suffering and by the family. It is a heartbreaking and inspiring story of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.
2018 Chicago International Film Festival Winner for Best Feature
2018 Hollywood Film Awards Winner for Supporting Actor of the Year
2019 The Joey Awards, Vancouver Winner for Best Leading Actor in a Feature Film
Directed By: Felix Van Groeningen
Runtime: 120 minutes
Addiction Recovery: A Journey Beyond The Individual
How much is enough to be considered an addiction? Is there a specific age or life phase when specific forms of addiction are more prone to develop?
In this panel conversation, we will learn about the effects of addiction – one which extends beyond the individual to their surrounding network. We will also learn to see addiction as a biological, psychological, and social disease that is complex in nature, which requires a multi-faceted and individualised approach. Our panellists will also share ways in which friends and families can more constructively support a person’s recovery journey.
Audrey has dedicated the last decade to exploring every facet of the entertainment industry, with experiences ranging from radio presentation, documentary hosting and stage work; to music performances and music management; to entertainment law and content creation. Audrey also co-opened a semi-fine dining restaurant in 2018 that earned a mention in the 2019 Michelin Guide.
ADJ. A/PROF LEE CHENG
Dr Lee is a Psychiatrist and a Senior Consultant at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Singapore. At IMH, he holds multiple appointments including the Vice-Chairman Medical Board (Clinical); the Programme Director of National Addictions Management Service (NAMS); the Head of the
Emergency Services; and the Programme Director of Mobile Crisis Service. He was previously the Chief of the Department of Community Psychiatry from 2004 to 2014 and the Programme Director of the Community Mental Health Team from 2007 to 2017.
Dr Lee has been a fellow with the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (Psychiatry) since 2003; a Council Member of the College of Psychiatrists since 2017 and the Chairman of the Section of Addiction Psychiatry since 2018. He is also a member of the Singapore Medical Council’s Complaints Panel since 2012.
Dr Lee is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Clinical Senior Lecturer at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.
Dr Lee is currently the Vice President of the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and the immediate past President of the Silver Ribbon Singapore (SRS). He is also a board of director of We Care Community Services. He is the Chairman of the SAF Psychiatry Advisory Board and also sits in the advisory board for Orange Valley Nursing Home and Society of Sheng Hong Welfare Services. He was a board member of the National Council for Social Service (NCSS) from 2014 to 2020. He was also the immediate President of the Singapore Psychiatric Association (SPA). Dr Lee is an accredited Mediator at the Singapore Mediation Centre since November 2018.
Dr Lee has been appointed as a Justice of the Peace since 2018 and is a member of the Board of Visiting Justices and Board of Inspection for the Ministry of Home Affairs. He is also a member of the Public Service Commission’s Disciplinary Panel of Persons.
Dr Lee received the National Day Long Service Award in 2020 and the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) in 2019. He is a recipient of the 2014 National Healthcare Group (NHG) Distinguished Achievement Award. He also received the Public Service (PS21) Star Service Award in 2010 and the Healthcare Humanity Award in 2008.
Head of TOUCH Youth Intervention, from TOUCH Integrated Family Group has worked with youths, parents and families to provide intervention for various issues including cyber wellness, mental health and youth-at-risk. He also conducts cyber wellness training workshops for adult participants from various schools and organizations to equip them with the skills and knowledge to better work with youths and children experiencing cyber wellness issues.
He believes that his therapeutic relationship with the youths plays a vital role in executing the intervention plans and it is something that has to be worked on in the early stages of the counselling process. In addition, he sees interpersonal communication within the family as a key factor in building stronger family bonds. Eventually these strong family bonds will not only guide the lives of the youths back on track but also help them to overcome any future obstacles and challenges faced.
ANDREW DA ROZA
Andrew da Roza is a qualified addictions psychotherapist with a Master in Counselling from Monash University, Australia, and a Master of Science in Addictions from King’s College, London; the Virginia Commonwealth University, USA; and the University of Adelaide, Australia.
Andrew is professionally qualified as Substance Abuse Therapist, certified by the Asia Pacific Certification Board; a Substance Abuse Counsellor certified by the Association of Practitioners Specialising in Addictions Counselling; a Sex Addiction Therapist under the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals; and a Master Solution-Focused Practitioner.
Currently, Andrew is a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and the Singapore Association for Counselling; and he is also a member of the ACA College of Alcohol and other Drugs.
Well connected to the recovery group community, Andrew understands the power of 12 Steps in providing meaningful service to the recovery fellowship and the wider community.
Now, Andrew serves as Chairman of We Care Community Services, a charity assisting people with addictions and their families; a member of the Board of the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association; and a member of the National Council of Social Services, Service Committee and a Mental Health Services Advisor to the Committee.
Thomas is a full-time staff at IMH since 2017. He currently functions as an Assistance Counsellor in the National Addictions Management Service (NAMS). Prior to this role at NAMS, he was a Peer Support Specialist (PSS) within the NAMS Inpatient Counselling team where he helped to bridge patients to the treating team, and vice versa. Since attaining his PSS certification from National Council of Social Services, Thomas has continued to upskill himself to help others in recovery.
He achieved certification as a Certified Substance Abuse Counsellor by the Association of Professionals Specialising in Addictions Counselling (APSAC) in 2020, and is currently pursuing his Masters in Counselling at the Executive Counselling and Training Academy.
TIME & LOCATION
National Gallery Singapore
30th May 2021 (Sun) | Time 8.00pm
^Live stream starts strictly at 8.00pm. A recorded version will be available by the end of recording day until 6 June (Sun), 11.59pm.
SHORT FILM PAIRING
While on vacation with his girlfriend, Gijs receives a phone call from his mother, that reveals her troubled mental state and their complex relationship.
2018 Canada Shorts Film Festival Winner for Award of Excellence
2018 Dublin Independent Film Festival Winner for Best Drama
Scandavian International Film Festival Winner for Best Film
Children of Las Vegas
“People come to Vegas to blow off steam and then go. But I’m stuck here. When I see the city lights I think of all the parts they don’t shine on. I feel like I’m living there, in those parts. The shadows pull you under. There’s so much between me and the lights.”
Las Vegas is a much regarded city, a global celebrity for its glitter and splash, and its offer of fulfilling all your desires without any repercussions. But what happens to the people who have to grow up there?
Award-winning author Timothy O’Grady lived and taught in Las Vegas for two years, and in a class he was teaching, his students began to speak of what it was like to grow up in the world’s playground. They spoke of being robbed by their parents, routinely losing their homes and raising themselves while their parents pursued the addictions serviced by the city. There were overdoses, desert shoot-outs, suicides, all before high school was over.
Children of Las Vegas is a collection of ten of their stories, interspersed with short essays about the city by Timothy, and portraits by highly acclaimed photographer Steve Pyke.
There are horror stories in every city, but these things were not just happening in Las Vegas, but because of it.