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Swim Team

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – 7:30pm
USA 2016. Dir: Lara Stolman. 100 min. DCP

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! This atypical sports movie chronicles the rise of a competitive, co-ed swim team for teenagers on the autism spectrum. Post-screening discussion with Deborah Pugh. Co-sponsored by ACT- Autism Community Training

Infiltration (Le problème d’infiltration)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 – 7:30pm
Canada 2017. Dir: Robert Morin. 93 min. DCP

Prolific Québécois auteur Robert Morin’s 15th feature is a stunner — simultaneously an intense psychological thriller about a seemingly normal man’s descent into madness and a daring formal exercise in German Expressionism, evoking the films of Wiene, Murnau, and Lang. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Rene Weideman

The Work

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – 7:30pm
USA 2017. Dirs: Jairus McLeary, Gethin Aldous. 90 min. DCP

This riveting, award-winning documentary is an extraordinarily raw and intimate look at group therapy inside California’s Folsom State Prison. Post-screening discussion with Alison Granger-Brown and Tom McCallum.

32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 – 7:30pm
USA 2017. Dir: Hope Litoff. 90 min. DCP

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Six years after the suicide of her older sister, director Hope Litoff attempts to answer the unanswerable — why? Post-screening discussion with Dammy Damstrom Albach, Program Manager at the Community Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training Project.

I Am Another You

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – 7:30pm
USA 2017. Dir: Nanfu Wang. 85 min. DCP
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Nanfu Wang’s new documentary focuses on a charismatic street kid who is “homeless by choice.” Post-screening discussion with Dr. Sean Flynn

The Light of the Moon

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – 7:30pm
USA 2017. Dir: Jessica M. Thompson. 90 min. DCP

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! The debut feature of Jessica M. Thompson is a raw and revelatory film about the aftermath of a sexual assault. Post-screening discussion with Val Reede and Katrina Topping.

Harvey

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 – 7:30pm
USA 1950. Dir: Henry Koster. 105 min. DCP
ALL AGES WELCOME! Fans of Jimmy Stewart (and who isn’t!) are sure to be charmed by this offbeat, whimsical comedy. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Randall F. White

Beyond the Spectrum: A Family’s Year Confronting Autism

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – 7:30pm
Canada 2017. Dir: Steve Suderman. 86 min. DCP

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! A family grapples with the challenges of autism in this new documentary. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Suzanne Lewis. Co-sponsored by Pacific Autism Family Network.

Constance on the Edge

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – 7:30pm
Australia 2016. Dir: Belinda Mason. 80 min. DCP
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! An authentic and intimate documentary portrait of a Sudanese refugee family living in rural Australia. Post-screening discussion with Kirby Huminuik and Frank Cohn. Co-sponsored by the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Immigration Partnership, City of Vancouver.

Juanicas

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 – 7:30pm

Canada/Mexico 2014. Dir: Karina Garcia Casanova. 78 min. Blu-ray Disc VANCOUVER PREMIERE! A singularly heartbreaking and riveting account of living with bipolar disorder as a family disease.