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