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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.