The premiere of Theo Tams: One Last Chance will stream for free on the Hot Docs website this evening (Jan. 20), in advance of Bell Let’s Talk Day, the communication giant’s campaign to raise funds and awareness about mental health. The 40-minute documentary will be followed by a panel discussion.
In the film, co-directed by Michael Landsberg and his son Corey, the singer/songwriter, who won the final season of Canadian Idol back in 2008 and has released several albums, including last year's Trilogy 1, discusses his own journey with mental health.
The trailer is a clip of Tams talking about feeling "terrified that the bombshell of me being gay was going to come out," after he inadvertently used the "he" pronoun live on national television when talking about a relationship.
The doc airs at 7:30 p.m. EST but both the film and panel can be streamed from Jan. 21 to 26. Sign up for free tickets here.
The synopsis for Theo Tams: One Last Chance says “the uber-talented singer/songwriter opens up about his mental health journey—from growing up gay in small-town Alberta to navigating the psychological impacts of trauma, depression and addiction, and his path to recovery.” – Continue reading the Karen Bliss feature on Samaritanmag.