Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 7:30pm
Sweden/Denmark/USA/Germany 2018. Dir: Marcus Lindeen. 97 min. DCP
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! The baffling Acali Experiment of 1973 is recounted in Marcus Lindeen’s utterly engrossing documentary. Post-screening discussion with Dale Beyerstein and Jennifer Gibson.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 – 7:30pm
USA 2018. Dir: Sandra Luckow. 101 min. DCP
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Sandra Luckow’s powerful new film concerns her brother’s diagnosis of late-onset paranoid schizophrenia. Post-screening discussion with Sandra Luckow and Dr. Randall F. White.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – 7:30pm
Great Britain 2017. Dir: Deborah Haywood. 82 min. DCP
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! An eccentric single mother and her teenager daughter are beleaguered by bullies in Deborah Haywood’s feature debut. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Tyler Black, medical director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit at BC Children’s Hospital.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 – 7:30pm
Finland 2018. Dir: Juho-Pekka Tanskanen. 85 min. DCP
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Filmed at street level in expressive black-and-white, this documentary follows an undocumented migrant living in Spain. Post-screening discussion with Kirby Huminuik.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 – 7:30pm
USA 2018. Dir: Rachel Israel. 93 min. DCP
Taking the step of casting people with ASD to portray characters with ASD, director Rachel Israel crafts an authentic and often very funny love story. Post-screening discussion with Shannon Muir.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 – 7:30pm
Switzerland 2017. Dir: Dominik Locher. 85 min. DCP
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Writer-director Dominik Locher’s film is an engrossing exploration of traditional male and female gender roles. Post-screening discussion with Dr. John Oliffe, Professor in UBC’s School of Nursing, and founder and lead investigator of UBC’s Men’s Health Research program.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 – 7:30pm
France 2017. Dir: Xavier Legrand. 94 min. DCP
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! What begins as a domestic drama transforms into a horror film of heart-in-mouth proportions. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Susan Gamache and Vandana Sood.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 – 7:30pm
USA 2016. Dir: Bill Hurst. 65 min. Blu-ray Disc
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! An engrossing look behind the scenes at Headquarters, a 24/7 suicide prevention crisis centre in Lawrence, Kansas. Post-screening discussion with Josh Cytrynbaum, Sandy Biggerstaff and Alain Bedard-Gibson.
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
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