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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.