Yearly Archives: 2006

First Love (Primo Amore)

February 15,2006 – 7:30pm

2004. Director: Matteo Garrone.
discussion with Dr.
Laird Birmingham
Co-sponsored by the
B.C. Provincial Eating Disorders Program

First loveLove, domination, self-esteem and eating disorders are
at the heart of First Love, a harrowing psychological drama based
on a true story about a thoroughly dysfunctional relationship.

Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 – 7:30pm
Canada 2005. Director: Allan King.
Post-screening discussion with director Allan King
Co-sponsored by the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia  and the Vancouver Jewish Film Festival


Recently selected as the only documentary in Canada’s Top 10 films of 2005, Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company is Vancouver-born Allan King’s
latest “actuality drama”. With his signature documentary style of no
narration, no direction of action and no conventional interviews, Allan
King turns his attention to the subject of how ageing affects the mind,
as he follows the lives of eight elderly residents with varying
cognitive skills over four months at the Jewish Home for the Aged at
the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care in Toronto.