Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 7:30pm
USA 2015. Dir: Glenn Holsten. 88 min. DCP
Post-screening discussion with Caroline MacGillivray and Susan Severs. Co-sponsored by Beauty Night Society
This heart-warming and inspiring documentary reminds us that mental health recovery and hope can be found in the most unlikely of places.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 7:30pm
Netherlands 2015. Dir: Sander Burger. 76 min. DCPA social robot, or “carebot,” developed to provide companionship to the elderly, is the subject of this fascinating documentary. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Mike Van der Loos
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 7:30pm
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Director Adam Salky elicits an extraordinary performance from Sarah Silverman in this blistering drama. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Heather Fulton
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 7:30pm
Germany/Norway 2015. Dir: Sonja Heiss. 90 min. DCP
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Aptly characterized as a “German angst comedy,” this is the tragicomic story of a thirtysomething battling depression. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Trish Nolan
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 7:30pm
Australia 2015. Dir: Matthew Bate. 90 min. Blu-ray Disc
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Rene Weideman
Matthew Bate's remarkable documentary stitches together 35 years of Colorado native Sam Klemke's "personal status reports."
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 7:30pm
Sweden/Germany 2015. Dir: Sanna Lenken. 95 min. Blu-ray Disc
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Vicki Klassen and Shelley Geislinger.
Drawing on her own adolescent struggles with anorexia, first-time director Sanna Lenken has crafted a winning family drama centred on two young sisters.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 7:30pm
USA 2015. Dir: Matt Fuller. 75 min. Blu-ray Disc
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Anthony Bailey
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Matt Fuller's hopeful and affecting documentary looks at the romantic relationships of four adults with autism.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 7:30pm
Canada 2015. Dir: Mia Donovan. 90 min. DCP
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Cult "deprogramming" in the '70s is the subject of Mia Donovan's fascinating new documentary.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 7:30pm
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! The outsized story of baseball icon Dock Ellis is the subject of this Sundance and SXSW hit (pun intended). Post-screening discussion with Dr. Rob Roy,
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 7:30pm
Australia 2014. Director: Rolf de Heer. 108 min. Blu-ray Disc
The iconic Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil won the Best Actor award at Cannes for his role as Charlie, an aging indigenous man determined to maintain his culture and autonomy in white-dominated society.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 7:30PM
Belgium/France/Luxembourg 2013. Dir: Delphine Noels. 95 min. DCP
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Heather Donaldson
Co-sponsored by the Pacific Post Partum Support Society.
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Luce (Mélanie Doutey) and Ulysse (Jalil Lespert) are a contented young couple, very much in love and excitedly awaiting the birth of their first child. When baby Rose arrives, Luce is distraught to discover she feels no love for the newborn — only fear and growing anxiety...
Wednesday, April 15 - 7:30PM
USA 2014. Dir: Anja Marquardt. 90 min. Blu-ray Disc
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Shauna Correia, Dr. Miriam Driscoll, andMarie Carlson.
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Anja Marquardt’s audacious debut feature premiered at Berlin, where it won the CICAE Art Cinema Award, and went on to high-profile screenings at New Directors/New Films and SXSW. Its controversial, somewhat salacious-sounding subject matter — a New York sex surrogate finds the lines blurring between her professional and personal life when she gets too close to one of her clients — is tackled by the director with intelligence and maturity.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 7:30pm
Canada/USA 2013. Dirs: Oliver Hockenhull, Mikki Willis. 69 min. DCP
Post-screening discussion with co-director Oliver Hockenhull and Mark Haden.
CO-DIRECTOR IN ATTENDANCE! ? A thought-provoking and visually-stunning documentary that explores the potential of five powerful psychedelic substances (LSD, psilocybin, MDMA, ayahuasca, and cannabis) as psychotherapeutic medicines.