The Fiery Film About Men’s Mental Health: Volcano Man to Screen in Adelaide for Movember

Australian feature documentary, Volcano Man, will screen in Palace Cinemas in all major cities across Australia to raise money and awareness for men’s mental health this November.

A feature debut for director James Crawley, the documentary movingly recounts James’s complex relationship with his eccentric father and paints a bittersweet portrait of a father and son working through the complications of life and loss.

James says that the film was never intentionally made to be about men’s mental health of grief, but that it just came naturally and eventually evolved before their eyes into exactly that.

“The decision to create a feature documentary solidified when I sat alone and watched the 30 hours of video diaries Dad filmed in the years after my mum’s death.

“Screening the film across Australia with my father is a fantastic opportunity to start a conversation – and have a laugh or three along the way,” he says.

Receiving third in the Audience Award at its premiere at the 2022 Melbourne International Film Festival, Volcano Man is a profoundly moving film that is a must-watch this November, and it won’t go without purpose. 

From every ticket sold for Volcano Man, Palace Cinemas will donate $5 towards the Movember charity.

Movember’s director of Mental Health Training, Dr Zac Sidler, says that films like Volcano Man present an opportunity to open up a conversation about the importance of men’s mental health.

“Breaking down outdated stereotypes of masculinity, by encouraging men to access the stories we all have inside us and share them, will only benefit our communities, as we see the sheer depth of men’s emotional lives.

“Together we have the power to make a difference and it all starts with a conversation,” he says.

Volcano Man will be screening in Adelaide at the  Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas on Thursday 10th of November at 6:30pm.

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Volcano Man will be available on the streaming site DocPlay in Australia following the screening series. For the month of November, DocPlay will offer viewers a 45-day extended free trial using the URL: