Yearly Archives: 2022

The Raft (Flotten)

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 – 7:00pm
Sweden/Denmark/USA/Germany 2018. Dir: Marcus Lindeen. 97 min. DCP
The top-prize winner at Copenhagen’s CPH:DOX in 2018, Marcus Lindeen’s engrossing documentary recounts the baffling 1973 Acali Experiment, in which 11 perfect strangers drifted across the Atlantic on a cramped, motorless raft as part of a ​“scientific” study on the origins of violence and aggression. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Jennifer Gibson and Dr. William H. McKellin.

20th Anniversary Celebration – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest / Completely Cuckoo

Along with a year-long retrospective of our best films of the last ten years (currently playing at The Cinematheque), we’ve organized this special Sunday August 14th celebration to mark our twentieth year – all offered completely free of charge. We hope you can join us. Complimentary reception and live entertainment! – Performers will include Sarah Jickling and Her Good Bad Luck

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest – Sunday, August 14th, 3:00 pm
Since its release almost 50 years, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest has gone on to reach iconic significance in the American film canon and consistently rates a place on both critical and audience “Best of” lists. It also remains one of the most influential and impactful films ever made about psychiatry….

Completely Cuckoo – Sunday, August 14th, 7:00 pm
A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the making of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Post-screening discussion with Dr. Bill MacEwan, Jonathan Morris, Tamar Hanstke and others TBC




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.

The Listeners

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.

Autism in Love

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).

15 Reasons to Live

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.