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Special Double Bill!

Thursday, December 18, 2003 – 7:30pm
Co-sponsored by the Mood Disorders Association of BC

The Laughing Club of India

USA/India, 1999. Director: Mira Nair

Is Laughter the best Medicine? Although the scientific evidence is mixed and confusing, Dr. Madan Kataria, a Bombay physician, clearly believes in laughter’s therapeutic effect. In 1995, Kataria started the first laughing club in Bombay with a group of friends. Less than ten years later, there are now over 1500 laughter clubs worldwide, with over 450 in Bombay alone.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

USA, 1986. Director: John Hughes

The definitive teen comedy and emerging cult classic. This warm-hearted romp stars Mathew Broderick as Ferris, a bright high school senior who feigns an illness so he can spend a day in down town Chicago with his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara), his best friend Cameron (Alan Ruck), and a shiny red Ferrari.

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