Alice Cares (Ik ben Alice)

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

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I Smile Back

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

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Hedi Schneider is Stuck

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

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Sam Klemke's Time Machine

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."

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My Skinny Sister (Min lilla syster)

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.

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Autism in Love

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.


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Eva Nová

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 7:30pm
Slovakia 2015. Dir: Marko Škop. 106 min. Blu-ray Disc
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Rene Weideman

VANCOUVER PREMIERE!  Writer-director Marko Škop's intimate psychological drama won a prestigious International Critics Prize at TIFF this year. Emília Vášáryová plays the titular Eva, a discredited, once-famous actress well into her 60s, recently released from her third stint in rehab for alcoholism, and desperate to make amends with the now-adult son she abandoned in infancy to the care of her sister.

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Deprogrammed

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.

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No No: A Dockumentary

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,

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Charlie’s Country

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. 

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0.8 Amps of Happiness (0,8 Ampère geluk)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 7:30pm
Netherlands 2015. Director: Saskia Gubbels. 52 min. Blu-ray Disc
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Michael Wilkins-Ho

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Saskia Gubbels’s compassionate documentary portrays the experiences of four patients undergoing electroconvulsive therapy.

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Post Partum

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...

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She’s Lost Control

Wednesday, April 15 - 7:30PM
USA 2014. Dir: Anja Marquardt. 90 min. Blu-ray Disc
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Shauna CorreiaDr. 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.

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Neurons to Nirvana: Understanding Psychedelic Medicines

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.

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The Weight of Elephants

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 7:30pm
New Zealand/Denmark/Sweden 2013. Dir: Daniel Joseph Borgman. 87 min. DCP
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Karin Holland Biggs

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Premiered in both the Forum and Generation sections of the Berlin IFF, this worthy addition to the coming-of-age genre is the assured, poetic feature debut of New Zealand-raised, Denmark-based writer-director Borgman.

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