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Best and Most Beautiful Things

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

VANCOUVER PREMIERE | 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.

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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

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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
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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.

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Hollywood Beauty Salon

stills_hollywood_beauty_salonWednesday, September 21, 2016 – 7:30pm
USA 2015. Dir: Glenn Holsten. 88 min. DCP
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! 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

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Alice Cares (Ik ben Alice)

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

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Hedi Schneider is Stuck

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 – 7:30pm
Germany/Norway 2015. Dir: Sonja Heiss. 90 min. DCP

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Aptly characterized as a “German angst comedy,” this is the tragicomic story of a thirtysomething battling depression. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Trish Nolan

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Sam Klemke’s Time Machine

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 – 7:30pm
Australia 2015. Dir: Matthew Bate. 90 min. Blu-ray Disc
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Rene Weideman

Matthew Bate’s remarkable documentary stitches together 35 years of Colorado native Sam Klemke’s “personal status reports.”

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My Skinny Sister (Min lilla syster)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 – 7:30pm
Sweden/Germany 2015. Dir: Sanna Lenken. 95 min. Blu-ray Disc
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Vicki Klassen and Shelley Geislinger.

Drawing on her own adolescent struggles with anorexia, first-time director Sanna Lenken has crafted a winning family drama centred on two young sisters.

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