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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

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
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

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

I Smile Back

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

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

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.”

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.

Autism in Love

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 – 7:30pm
USA 2015. Dir: Matt Fuller. 75 min. Blu-ray Disc
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Anthony Bailey

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Matt Fuller’s hopeful and affecting documentary looks at the romantic relationships of four adults with autism.

Eva Nová

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 – 7:30pm
Slovakia 2015. Dir: Marko Škop. 106 min. Blu-ray Disc
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Rene Weideman

VANCOUVER PREMIERE!  Writer-director Marko Škop’s intimate psychological drama won a prestigious International Critics Prize at TIFF this year. Emília Vášáryová plays the titular Eva, a discredited, once-famous actress well into her 60s, recently released from her third stint in rehab for alcoholism, and desperate to make amends with the now-adult son she abandoned in infancy to the care of her sister.