Wednesday, July 13, 2022 7:00pm
USA 2020 Director Patrick Sammon, Bennett Singer Duration 80min DCP
This provocative documentary highlights a previously underappreciated activist campaign in the struggle to achieve normality for the LGBTQ community. For years, the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (or DSM) listed homosexuality as a mental illness.
Wednesday, June 15, 7:00pm
USA 2016 Director: Bill Hurst 65min DCP
An engrossing look behind the scenes at Headquarters, a 24–7 suicide prevention crisis centre in Lawrence, Kansas, where more than twenty-thousand calls a year are answered by trained volunteers. “We all learn how to talk—we don’t learn how to listen,” says one of the interview subjects in this affecting documentary, as we follow 11 young trainees working their way through a rigorous 11-week training session which incorporates intense role-play scenarios covering just about every imaginable crisis. Co-sponsored by the BC Crisis Centre.
Wednesday, May 18 7:00pm
USA2016. Director Matt Fuller. 75 DCP
Finding and maintaining romantic relationships can be challenging for anyone, but for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, impairments in social interaction and difficulties with verbal and non-verbal communication can make it next to impossible. Or so you might think before watching Matt Fuller’s hopeful and affecting documentary on four adults with ASD. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Grace Iarocci and Dr. Ira Heilveil (via zoom).
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 7:00pm
Frames of Mind Returns to In-person screenings at The Cinematheque!
Having weathered a lengthy episode of depression, Toronto author Ray Robertson was inspired to write a book that explored two of life’s most central and enduring questions: “What makes human beings happy?” and “What makes life worth living?” Post-screening discussion with Dr. Rene Weideman and Alan Zweig.