Yearly Archives: 2013

Here One Day

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 – 7:30pm
USA 2012. Director: Kathy Leichter

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Driven by the need to understand her mother’s bipolar disorder and suicide, a daughter revisits the past in Kathy Leichter’s moving documentary.

Post-screening discussion with Dammy Damstrom Albach.  Co-sponsored by SAFER (Suicide Attempt Follow-up Education and Research).

Forget Me Not (Vergiss mein nicht)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 – 7:30pm
Germany 2012. Director: David Sieveking

German filmmaker David Sieveking’s candid and touching portrait of a family’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease received the Critics Week Award at Locarno.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013 – 7:30pm
Great Britain 2011. Director: Paddy Considine 
Cast: Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman, Eddie Marsan, Ned Dennehy, Sally Carman

Set in gritty blue-collar Leeds, an unemployed and hard-drinking widower’s inchoate rage leads him to commit acts of unspeakable violence.

Post-screening discussion with Joanne Baker, PhD, Manager of Special Programs and Projects at the Ending Violence Association of British Columbia. 

In Our Name

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 – 7:30pm
Great Britain 2010. Director: Brian Welsh
Cast: Joanne Froggatt, Mel Raido, Chloe Jayne Wilkinson, Andrew Knott, Janine Leigh

A stellar performance from Joanne Froggatt anchors the first British film to deal with the issue of PTSD from the perspective of a female soldier.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013 – 7:30pm USA 2011. Director: Lee Hirsch
A powerful and timely documentary about the victims of schoolyard persecution, the emergence of a grassroots anti-bullying movement, and the possibility of change.

Bob and the Monster

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 – 7:30pm
USA 2012. Director: Keirda Bahruth
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Vijay Seethapathy

In the late ’80s, Bob Forrest was the lead singer and songwriter for L.A. post-punk band Thelonious Monster. This 2012 doc tells the story of his drug addiction and recovery.

Sleepwalk with Me

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 – 7:30pm
Director: Mike Birbiglia
Cast: Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose, Carol Kane, James Rebhorn, Cristin Milioti
Post screening discussion with Jonathan Fleming.

A smart, neurotic slice-of-life comedy about a struggling stand-up
comedian’s issues with his stalled career, imploding long-term
relationship, and serious sleep dysfunction.

Teddy Bear

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 – 7:30pm
Denmark 2012. Director: Mads Matthiesen
Cast: Kim Kold, Elsebeth Steentoft, Lamaiporn Hougaard, Allan Mogensen, David Winters

Post-screening discussion with Janet Oakes. Co-sponsored by the Western Branch of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society.

A shy 38-year-old bodybuilder travels to Thailand to look for love, and encounters fierce opposition from his domineering mother.


A Sister’s Call

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 –  7:30 pm
USA 2012. Directors: Rebecca Schaper, Kyle Tekiela

PREMIERE!  In 1977, Call Richmond, in his early twenties and only a
few months from college graduation, disappeared from the life of his
upper-middle-class Atlanta family. Over the next 20 years, only the
occasional phone call convinced the family that he was still alive. And
then, suddenly, Call reappeared — homeless, unkempt, and plagued by
paranoid schizophrenia. A Sister’s Call, filmed over the next 14 years, is the story of Call and of his younger sister Rebecca’s struggle to “bring him back to life.”

Kauwboy (Little Bird)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 – 7:30pm
The Netherlands 2012. Director: Boudewijn Koole 
Cast: Rick Lens, Loek Peters, Cahit Ölmez, Susan Radder, Ricky Koole

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! The Netherlands’ official submission to the upcoming Oscars is this bittersweet tale of Jojo (Rick Lens), a lively 10-year-old boy who escapes the difficulties of his home life through a friendship with a baby jackdaw.