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Call Me Dad

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – 7:30pm
VANCOUVER PREMIERE | This documentary follows three fathers in a behavioural change program who have perpetrated family violence. Post-screening discussion with Dr. John Oliffe. Co-sponsored by UBC’s Men’s Health Research

Mad World (Yat nim mou ming 一念無明)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – 7:30pm
Hong Kong 2016. Dir: Wong Chun. 101 min. DCP

VANCOUVER PREMIERE | Wong Chun’s gritty drama portrays the relationship between a mentally-ill former stockbroker and his father. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Erin Michalak. Co-sponsored by the Collaborative RESearch Team to study psychosocial issues in Bipolar Disorder (CREST.BD)

Asperger’s Are Us

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – 7:30pm
USA 2016. Dir: Alex Lehmann. 82 min. Blu-ray Disc

Sketch troupe Asperger’s Are Us write and rehearse new material in this funny, quietly affecting documentary.

Post-screening discussion with and stand-up performances by David Granirer, comic, counselor, author, and founder of Stand Up For Mental Health (who himself suffers from depression), and Jari Wilkman and Paul Decarie, two graduates of the SUFMH program.

Co-sponsored by Stand Up For Mental Health, a non-profit that teaches stand-up comedy to people with mental health issues, giving them a powerful voice and helping to reduce stigma.

Granny’s Dancing on the Table

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

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

Seven Songs for a Long Life

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 – 7:30pm
Great Britain 2015. Dir: Amy Hardie. 82 min. DCP

Told with humour and humanism, this documentary profiles a hospice outside of Glasgow that encourages singing as a coping mechanism. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Romayne Gallagher,

Best and Most Beautiful Things

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 – 7:30pm
USA 2015. Dir: Garrett Zevgetis. 91 min. DCP

This touching documentary traces the journey of self-discovery for a twenty-year-old woman who is legally blind and on the autism spectrum. Post-screening discussion with Shawn Marsolais.

The Confessions of Thomas Quick

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 – 7:30pm
Great Britain 2015. Dir: Brian Hill. 95 min. Blu-ray Disc
stills_confessionsVANCOUVER PREMIERE | Infamous Swedish serial killer Sture Bergwall is the subject of this chilling documentary. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Roy O’Shaughnessy

Fado

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 – 7:30pm
Germany/Portugal 2016. Dir: Jonas Rothlaender. 100 min. Blu-ray Disc.

stills_fadoVANCOUVER PREMIERE | A couple is torn apart by pathological jealousy in Jonas Rothlaender’s impressive cinematic achievement. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Randall F. White

The Farewell Party

stills_farewell_partyWednesday, October 19, 2016 – 7:30pm
Israel/Germany 2014. Dirs: Tal Granit, Sharon Maymon. 95 min. Blu-ray Disc
A box-office hit in Israel, this tender and humanistic film audaciously walks the finest of lines between comedy and tragedy. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Derryck Smith, Dr. Terry Anderson, and Dr. Michael Varelas.

Hollywood Beauty Salon

stills_hollywood_beauty_salonWednesday, September 21, 2016 – 7:30pm
USA 2015. Dir: Glenn Holsten. 88 min. DCP
This heart-warming and inspiring documentary reminds us that mental health recovery and hope can be found in the most unlikely of places. Post-screening discussion with Caroline MacGillivray and Sandra Severs. Co-sponsored by Beauty Night Society