Satellite Foundation screening of ‘Happy Sad Man’


Join Satellite for a special screening of the documentary Happy Sad Man to acknowledge World Mental Health Day on 10 October!

Most of us have people in our lives who identify as male – from fathers, grandfathers, husbands and partners, brothers, uncles, and siblings, to friends, colleagues and neighbours. While there are many outwardly obvious ways of “being male”, the internal, emotional lives of men are often hidden. Happy Sad Man, a documentary by Genevieve Bailey, aims to expose the vulnerabilities hidden within the internal lives of men. The film journeys alongside five Australian men as they navigate their own mental health challenges and the ripple effect that these have on all those they live with and are surrounded by. Their struggles with the expectations and stereotypes of masculinity and of what it means to be “male” are given a voice, alongside their hopes, anxieties, joy, and darkness.

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Join us for a special Satellite Foundation screening of Happy Sad Man on 9 October 2022, as an acknowledgement of World Mental Health Day on 10 October. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Genevieve Bailey where we invite young people to join in our conversations about:

– mental health challenges and the complex emotional landscapes of men

– the ripple effect of mental health challenges and how young people may experience those challenges with and while often supporting the men in their own life

We encourage everyone to invite the men and other people in their lives to come and enjoy the film with you and join in the Q&A afterwards.


When: Sunday 9 October 2022, 2:00pm

Where: Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053


Individual ticket: $15
Family of four: $50

Book your tickets here through Humanitix (where 100% of profits from booking fees go to education projects for underprivileged children)

Happy Sad Man is distributed by Proud Mother Pictures
Australia • 2019 • 96 mins • English language

This film is classified M for those aged 15 and over (for minimal use of swearing). Parents/carers have brought young people aged 11 and 12 to previous screenings of Happy Sad Man. This decision is at the discretion of the parent/carer.

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