Charlie’s Country

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 – 7:30pm
Australia 2014. Director: Rolf de Heer. 108 min. Blu-ray Disc

The iconic Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil won the Best Actor award at Cannes for his role as Charlie, an aging indigenous man determined to maintain his culture and autonomy in white-dominated society. 

0.8 Amps of Happiness (0,8 Ampère geluk)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 – 7:30pm
Netherlands 2015. Director: Saskia Gubbels. 52 min. Blu-ray Disc
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Michael Wilkins-Ho

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Saskia Gubbels’s compassionate documentary portrays the experiences of four patients undergoing electroconvulsive therapy.

Post Partum

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 – 7:30PM
Belgium/France/Luxembourg 2013. Dir: Delphine Noels. 95 min. DCP
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Heather Donaldson
Co-sponsored by the Pacific Post Partum Support Society.

VANCOUVER PREMIERE!  Luce (Mélanie Doutey) and Ulysse (Jalil Lespert) are a contented young couple, very much in love and excitedly awaiting the birth of their first child. When baby Rose arrives, Luce is distraught to discover she feels no love for the newborn — only fear and growing anxiety…

She’s Lost Control

Wednesday, April 15 – 7:30PM
USA 2014. Dir: Anja Marquardt. 90 min. Blu-ray Disc
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Shauna CorreiaDr. Miriam Driscoll, andMarie Carlson.

VANCOUVER PREMIERE!  Anja Marquardt’s audacious debut feature premiered at Berlin, where it won the CICAE Art Cinema Award, and went on to high-profile screenings at New Directors/New Films and SXSW. Its controversial, somewhat salacious-sounding subject matter — a New York sex surrogate finds the lines blurring between her professional and personal life when she gets too close to one of her clients — is tackled by the director with intelligence and maturity.

Neurons to Nirvana: Understanding Psychedelic Medicines

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 – 7:30pm
Canada/USA 2013. Dirs: Oliver Hockenhull, Mikki Willis. 69 min. DCP
Post-screening discussion with co-director Oliver Hockenhull and Mark Haden.

CO-DIRECTOR IN ATTENDANCE! ? A thought-provoking and visually-stunning documentary that explores the potential of five powerful psychedelic substances (LSD, psilocybin, MDMA, ayahuasca, and cannabis) as psychotherapeutic medicines.

The Weight of Elephants

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 – 7:30pm
New Zealand/Denmark/Sweden 2013. Dir: Daniel Joseph Borgman. 87 min. DCP
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Karin Holland Biggs

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Premiered in both the Forum and Generation sections of the Berlin IFF, this worthy addition to the coming-of-age genre is the assured, poetic feature debut of New Zealand-raised, Denmark-based writer-director Borgman.

Troubled Children (Kinderen met kopzorgen)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 – 7:30pm
Netherlands 2013. Director: Ingeborg Jansen. 60 min. Blu-ray Disc
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Charlotte Johnston

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! This intimate documentary from Dutch filmmaker Ingeborg Jansen focuses on a Youth Mental Heath Centre in Rotterdam



Wednesday, December 17, 2014 – 7:30pm
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Trudy Adam

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! – Rory Culkin plays the titular character Gabriel, out on a temporary pass from a mental health facility, in Lou Howe’s directorial debut.

Web Junkie

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 – 7:30pm
Israel/USA 2013. Dirs: Hilla Medalia, Shosh Shlam
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Susan Baer

This timely documentary follow three teenagers admitted to the Daxing boot camp in Beijing, a rehabilitation centre designed to treat “internet addiction.”


Wednesday, October 15, 2014 – 7:30pm
Canada 2013. Dir: Dennis Allen. 56 min. HDCAM
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Naomi Dove and Dr. Shannon Tania Waters.

In his latest work, shot mostly in Vancouver, Inuvialuit filmmaker Dennis Allen confronts the sensitive subject of substance abuse among First Nations people in Canada.