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Granny’s Dancing on the Table

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 – 7:30pm
Sweden 2015. Dir: Hanna Sköld. 85 min. DCP

VANCOUVER PREMIERE | Told in both live action and stop-motion puppet animation, this powerful and deeply disturbing film tells a story of intergenerational abuse. Post-screening discussion with Shannon Guiboche. Co-sponsored by the Counselling, Trauma and Victim Services Programs at Family Services of Greater Vancouver

Tyrannosaur

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 – 7:30pm
Great Britain 2011. Director: Paddy Considine 
Cast: Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman, Eddie Marsan, Ned Dennehy, Sally Carman

Set in gritty blue-collar Leeds, an unemployed and hard-drinking widower’s inchoate rage leads him to commit acts of unspeakable violence.

Post-screening discussion with Joanne Baker, PhD, Manager of Special Programs and Projects at the Ending Violence Association of British Columbia. 

Crazy Love

Vancouver Premiere! Wednesday, January 16, 2008 – 7:30pm
USA 2007. Director: Dan Klores
Post-screening discussion with Kathleen Mackay and Dr. Harry Stefanakis
Co-sponsored by Domestic Violence Programs at Vancouver General Hospital and Providence Health Care

Landing soundly in the truth-is-stranger-than-fiction realm, Crazy Love is the astonishing story of an obsessive roller-coaster relationship that first dominated newspaper headlines in the United States almost 50 years ago. When successful 32-year-old attorney Burt Pugach met the naïve and beautiful 21-year-old Linda Riss, theirs was a whirlwind romance that was the apex of 1950s high style. Unfortunately, Burt was also hiding a long-suffering wife and a disabled daughter.

Monster

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 – 7:30pm
USA 2003. Director: Patty Jenkins 
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Stephen Hart 
Co-sponsored by the Medical Legal Society of British Columbia.

Charlize Theron won the Best Actress Oscar for her fearless portrayal of notorious serial murderer Aileen Wuornos, who was executed in Florida in 2002 after being convicted of killing six men over a nine month period. Wuornos confessed to seven murders, including that of a policeman, but claimed to have killed only in self-defence.