Yearly Archives: 2017


Wednesday, December 20, 2017 – 7:30pm
USA 1950. Dir: Henry Koster. 105 min. DCP
ALL AGES WELCOME! Fans of Jimmy Stewart (and who isn’t!) are sure to be charmed by this offbeat, whimsical comedy. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Randall F. White

Beyond the Spectrum: A Family’s Year Confronting Autism

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – 7:30pm
Canada 2017. Dir: Steve Suderman. 86 min. DCP

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! A family grapples with the challenges of autism in this new documentary. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Suzanne Lewis. Co-sponsored by Pacific Autism Family Network.

Constance on the Edge

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – 7:30pm
Australia 2016. Dir: Belinda Mason. 80 min. DCP
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! An authentic and intimate documentary portrait of a Sudanese refugee family living in rural Australia. Post-screening discussion with Kirby Huminuik and Frank Cohn. Co-sponsored by the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Immigration Partnership, City of Vancouver.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017 – 7:30pm

Canada/Mexico 2014. Dir: Karina Garcia Casanova. 78 min. Blu-ray Disc VANCOUVER PREMIERE! A singularly heartbreaking and riveting account of living with bipolar disorder as a family disease.

Swift Current

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 – 7:30pm

VANCOUVER PREMIERE | A propulsive documentary account of a sexually-abused hockey player escaping from darkness. Post-screening discussion with Don Wright. Co-sponsored by the BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse. Co-presented by the Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival

Call Me Dad

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – 7:30pm
VANCOUVER PREMIERE | This documentary follows three fathers in a behavioural change program who have perpetrated family violence. Post-screening discussion with Dr. John Oliffe. Co-sponsored by UBC’s Men’s Health Research

Mad World (Yat nim mou ming 一念無明)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – 7:30pm
Hong Kong 2016. Dir: Wong Chun. 101 min. DCP

VANCOUVER PREMIERE | Wong Chun’s gritty drama portrays the relationship between a mentally-ill former stockbroker and his father. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Erin Michalak. Co-sponsored by the Collaborative RESearch Team to study psychosocial issues in Bipolar Disorder (CREST.BD)

Asperger’s Are Us

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – 7:30pm
USA 2016. Dir: Alex Lehmann. 82 min. Blu-ray Disc

VANCOUVER PREMIERE | Sketch troupe Asperger’s Are Us write and rehearse new material in this funny, quietly affecting documentary.

Post-screening discussion with and stand-up performances by David Granirer, comic, counselor, author, and founder of Stand Up For Mental Health (who himself suffers from depression), and Jari Wilkman and Paul Decarie, two graduates of the SUFMH program.

Co-sponsored by Stand Up For Mental Health, a non-profit that teaches stand-up comedy to people with mental health issues, giving them a powerful voice and helping to reduce stigma.

Granny’s Dancing on the Table

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 – 7:30pm
Sweden 2015. Dir: Hanna Sköld. 85 min. DCP

VANCOUVER PREMIERE | Told in both live action and stop-motion puppet animation, this powerful and deeply disturbing film tells a story of intergenerational abuse. Post-screening discussion with Shannon Guiboche. Co-sponsored by the Counselling, Trauma and Victim Services Programs at Family Services of Greater Vancouver

Seven Songs for a Long Life

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 – 7:30pm
Great Britain 2015. Dir: Amy Hardie. 82 min. DCP

Told with humour and humanism, this documentary profiles a hospice outside of Glasgow that encourages singing as a coping mechanism. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Romayne Gallagher,