Yearly Archives: 2010

The Black Balloon

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 – 7:30pm
Australia 2008. Director: Elissa Down
Cast: Rhys Wakefield, Luke Ford, Toni Collette, Erik Thomson, Gemma Ward
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Vikram Dua

Co-sponsored by ACT – Autism Community Training

Rhys Wakefield and Toni Collette star in “one of the most genuinely enjoyable films out of Australia in years.”

Family Matters: Surviving the Bipolar Journey

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 7:30 PM
Canada 2010. Director: Mary M. Frymire
Post-screening discussion with director Mary M. Frymire

Family MattersVancouver Premiere! A compassionate and timely documentary on the impact of mental illness within the family unit.


Wedneday, October 20, 2010 – 7:30pm
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Rob Tarzwell

Talhotblond“Talhotblond” was the username of beautiful 18-year-old Jessi, whose online persona led to a real-life murder.

Life With Murder

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 7:30 pm
Canada 2009. Director: John Kastner
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Roy O’Shaughnessy

An exploration of the extraordinary choices parents face when
one of their children is accused and convicted of murdering another.

Taxi Driver

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 7:30pm
USA 1976. Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, Peter Boyle, Albert Brooks
Post-screening discussion with Mark Harris

Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, and nominated for four Academy Awards, Scorsese’s 1976 classic follows damaged anti-hero Travis Bickle

Raging Bull

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 7:30pm
USA 1980. Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent, Nicholas Colasanto
Post-screening discussion with Michael van den Bos
“A fusion of Hollywood genre with personal vision couched in images and sounds that are kinetic and visceral, and closer to poetry than pulp.”

Summer Classics Series: Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro x 2

“I look for a thematic idea running through my movies, and I see that it is the outsider struggling for recognition.” MARTIN SCORSESE

“I’ve come to know De Niro fairly well down the years. He’s a very compassionate man. He’s basically a very good man and you can see that in him. So he can take on characters that are pretty disturbing and make them human because of that compassion. It’s taken me years to figure it out. He has an ability to make audiences feel empathy for very difficult characters because there is something very decent in him.” SCORSESE ON ROBERT DE NIRO

Counterparts (Gegenüber)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 7:30pm
Germany 2007. Director: Jan Bonny
Cast: Matthias Brandt, Victoria Trauttmansdorff, Wotan Wilke Moehring, Susanne Bormann, Anna Brass
Post-screening discussion with Don Wright
Co-sponsored by B.C. Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse.

“Counterparts is above all about dependencies, love and fear.” – Director Jan Bonny

The Forgiveness (El perdón)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 7:30pm  – Vancouver Premiere!
Spain 2009. Director: Ventura Durall
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Roy O’Shaughnessy
ImageCleverly unravels the case of a 19-year-old paranoid schizophrenic who killed his father.

Can Go Through Skin (Kan door huid heen)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 – 7:30pm
Netherlands 2009. Director: Esther Rots
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Ingrid Sochting
ImageA hypnotic exploration of one woman’s struggle to regain both her strength and her sanity. Colour, Digibeta video, in Dutch with English subtitles. 94 mins.