Yearly Archives: 2018

Keep the Change

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 – 7:30pm
USA 2018. Dir: Rachel Israel. 93 min. DCP
Taking the step of casting people with ASD to portray characters with ASD, director Rachel Israel crafts an authentic and often very funny love story. Post-screening discussion with Shannon Muir.


Wednesday, November 21, 2018 – 7:30pm
Switzerland 2017. Dir: Dominik Locher. 85 min. DCP

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Writer-director Dominik Locher’s film is an engrossing exploration of traditional male and female gender roles. Post-screening discussion with Dr. John Oliffe, Professor in UBC’s School of Nursing, and founder and lead investigator of UBC’s Men’s Health Research program.

Custody (Jusqu’à la garde)

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 – 7:30pm
France 2017. Dir: Xavier Legrand. 94 min. DCP

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! What begins as a domestic drama transforms into a horror film of heart-in-mouth proportions. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Susan Gamache and Vandana Sood.

The Listeners

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 – 7:30pm
USA 2016. Dir: Bill Hurst. 65 min. Blu-ray Disc

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! An engrossing look behind the scenes at Headquarters, a 24/7 suicide prevention crisis centre in Lawrence, Kansas. Post-screening discussion with Josh Cytrynbaum, Sandy Biggerstaff and Alain Bedard-Gibson.

Swim Team

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – 7:30pm
USA 2016. Dir: Lara Stolman. 100 min. DCP

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! This atypical sports movie chronicles the rise of a competitive, co-ed swim team for teenagers on the autism spectrum. Post-screening discussion with Deborah Pugh. Co-sponsored by ACT- Autism Community Training

Infiltration (Le problème d’infiltration)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 – 7:30pm
Canada 2017. Dir: Robert Morin. 93 min. DCP

Prolific Québécois auteur Robert Morin’s 15th feature is a stunner — simultaneously an intense psychological thriller about a seemingly normal man’s descent into madness and a daring formal exercise in German Expressionism, evoking the films of Wiene, Murnau, and Lang. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Rene Weideman

The Work

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – 7:30pm
USA 2017. Dirs: Jairus McLeary, Gethin Aldous. 90 min. DCP

This riveting, award-winning documentary is an extraordinarily raw and intimate look at group therapy inside California’s Folsom State Prison. Post-screening discussion with Alison Granger-Brown and Tom McCallum.

32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 – 7:30pm
USA 2017. Dir: Hope Litoff. 90 min. DCP

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Six years after the suicide of her older sister, director Hope Litoff attempts to answer the unanswerable — why? Post-screening discussion with Dammy Damstrom Albach, Program Manager at the Community Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training Project.

I Am Another You

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – 7:30pm
USA 2017. Dir: Nanfu Wang. 85 min. DCP
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Nanfu Wang’s new documentary focuses on a charismatic street kid who is “homeless by choice.” Post-screening discussion with Dr. Sean Flynn

The Light of the Moon

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – 7:30pm
USA 2017. Dir: Jessica M. Thompson. 90 min. DCP

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! The debut feature of Jessica M. Thompson is a raw and revelatory film about the aftermath of a sexual assault. Post-screening discussion with Val Reede and Katrina Topping.