Yearly Archives: 2009

The Doctor Who Hears Voices

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 – 7:30pm
Great Britain 2008. Director: Leo Regan
With: Ruth Wilson, Rufus May
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Sean Flynn

Film ImageVANCOUVER PREMIERE!  │  Offering a disturbing and thought-provoking look at how society deals with mental illness, The Doctor Who Hears Voices uses a mix of documentary and drama to tell the true story of Ruth, a young doctor-in-training suspended from her job after telling her employers she has been feeling depressed and suicidal.

This Dust of Words

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 – 7:30 PM
USA 2007. Director: Bill Rose
Post-screening discussion with Judy Graves and Bill Rose

A haunting, elegiac documentary to thwarted promise, This Dust of Words traces the life story of Elizabeth Wiltsee from a young writer of uncompromising talent to a lonely death at the age of 50, homeless and apparently beset by paranoid schizophrenia. With an IQ of 200, Elizabeth taught herself to read at the age of four and was translating classical Greek by the time she was ten.

‘Bag for a Bag’ Winter Clothing Drive – Feb 18 7:00pm
Receive a free bag of popcorn when you donate a bag of clothing.

Momma’s Man

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 – 7:30 PM
USA 2008. Director: Azazel Jacobs
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Endre Koritar
Co-sponsored by The Western Branch of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society

The idea for Momma’s Man came to the director one morning on a visit to his parents. On waking to find coffee and cereal waiting for him, filmmaker Azazel Jacobs wondered then why he had ever moved out. In the film, which revolves around the childhood regression of Mikey (Matt Boren), a thirty-something computer programmer with a wife and baby, Jacobs has merged his life into fiction by casting his real parents, Ken Jacobs, the noted avant-garde filmmaker and artist Flo Jacobs, a painter, in the roles of Mikey’s parents.