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Granny’s Dancing on the Table

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 – 7:30pm
Sweden 2015. Dir: Hanna Sköld. 85 min. DCP

VANCOUVER PREMIERE | 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

Seven Songs for a Long Life

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,

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.

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

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