Yearly Archives: 2020

Dirty God

Streaming December 8 (Tuesday) through December 14 (Monday)
Netherlands/Great Britain/Belgium/Ireland
2019. Director: Sacha Polak. 105 min

Vancouver Premiere! Dirty God begins in the burn unit of a London Hospital, as Jade (astonishing newcomer Vicky Knight), a young single mom, is released after months of recuperation from the effects of an acid attack by her ex-boyfriend. Returning to the Hackney council estate flat she shares with her mother, Jade is greeted with tears and screams of “monster”’ by her two-year-old daughter. So begins Jade’s journey, as she struggles to reconcile her outward appearance with her desperate desire for things to return to the way they once were. In her dramatic debut, Knight, herself badly burned in a fire at age eight, brings an intensity and flinty stoicism informed by personal experience to the lead role. Virtual access to a film is provided for seven days, at the conclusion of which we present an online seminar featuring conversations with special guests and an audience Q&A via Zoom.


Streaming Oct 29, 2020 through November 4, 2020
USA 2019 Director: Mark Jonathan Harris / Deborah Oppenhemier
112 min. A revealing first-hand look at the foster care system in the United States, as experienced by young people within the system, and by those working tirelessly to support them. Live ZOOM Q&A with Mark Jonathan Harris, Deborah Oppenheimer, Jessica Chandler, Katherine McParland, Bruce Spangler. Co-sponsored by A Way Home Kamloops


Thursday, June 18 – Wednesday June 24, 2020USA 1965 Stanley Milgram 45 min. Stanley Milgram (1933-1984), an American social psychologist, remains best known for his landmark 1961 “Obedience to Authority” experiment, which exposed the unsettling extent to which ordinary citizens will do as they are told. Live Zoom Q&A with Dr. Jennifer Gibson and Dr. Andrew M. Rivers.

Free Virtual Screening and Webinar – Stretch Marks

May 14 (Thursday) – May 20 (Wednesday) 2020
Live Q&A May 20 (Wednesday) 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm PDT

USA 2018 Gregory Rocco 92 min. Register to watch the film and receive an invite to a live Zoom Q&A with Stretch Marks director Gregory Rocco and actor John Larkin, who will be joined by Dr. Josie Geller and Ali Eberhardt from the Eating Disorders Program at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC.

Frames of Mind: Alive and Well

Please stay tuned for the exciting details of our first virtual screening which will be followed by a live Q and A with our post screening discussants. In the interim, we’ve recommended a few of our top picks previously shown at Frames of Mind and now available for rent or purchase on the web.

As I Fall (Når jeg faller)

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 7:30pm
Norway 2018 Dir: Magnus Meyer Arnesen. 91 DCP

Vancouver Premiere! Although a heroin addict for years, 29-year-old Joachim (Preben Hodneland) manages to hold down a restaurant job and attend regular appointments with his court-appointed psychiatrist. This all changes when he is contacted from prison by ex-girlfriend Maria (Alexandra Gjerpen)… Post-screening discussion with Dr. Nick Mathew.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020 7:30pm

USA 2019 Sasha Joseph Neulinger 86 DCP Rewind, a wrenching documentary family portrait made, twenty years later, by the self-same Sasha Neulinger as he attempts to reconcile with a childhood that was taken from him.

Love and Empty Words (Miłość i puste słowa)

January 15, 2020 7:30pm
Poland 2018 Director Małgorzata Imielska 78 min DCP

Vancouver Premiere! Married for almost forty years, Adam and Wanda’s hopes that their happy life will continue into old age are shattered when Wanda is stricken with Alzheimer’s disease…. An intense and intimate film that doesn’t shy away from the difficult moments, Love and Empty Words is ultimately a stirring portrait of the enduring strength of love. Post-screening discussion with Maria Howard, CEO of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. Co-sponsored by the Alzheimer Society of B.C. and the BC Psychogeriatric Association.