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ON THE ADAMANT - a new doc on the floating refuge in the Seine offering Art therapy

May 28 thru 30
Tue to Thu 4:00, 8:00

Dir. Nicolas Philibert - 2023 - 109 minutes - France - In French with English subtitles

This affecting, enlightening documentary from nonfiction master Nicolas Philibert (To Be and to Have, In the Land of the Deaf) invites viewers to come aboard the Adamant and witness the transformational power of art and community. The Adamant is a one-of-a-kind place: a floating refuge on the Seine River in the heart of Paris that offers day programs for adults with mental illnesses. Its attendees come from across the city and are offered care that grounds them in time and space, helping them achieve recovery and stability. Through a blend of therapy, education, and culture rooted in music and the arts, the Adamant offers a hopeful vision of what a humanistic approach to mental health care could look like. The community on the boat is intentionally created so that both the staff and the people receiving care are treated with the same respect and dignity. Their meetings and conversations reveal the camaraderie and collective humanity of a group of people whose similarities far outweigh their differences.


"A moving testament to what people are capable of." — The Hollywood Reporter


"Compassionate, intelligent… there is enormous warmth, sympathy and human curiosity in this film." — The Guardian


"Demonstrates the healing power of art and community.  A work of endearing compassion and quiet observation." — HammerTo Nail


"[Philibert] captures a number of extraordinary moments throughout the film... Powerful." — RogerEbert.com


"For the medical professionals and patients on board, therapy is a form of poetic resistance." — Hyperallergic

May 28, 2024

4:00 PM

May 29, 2024

4:00 PM

May 30, 2024

4:00 PM

May 28, 2024

8:00 PM

May 29, 2024

8:00 PM

May 30, 2024

8:00 PM

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