Yearly Archives: 2023

Much Ado About Dying

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 7:00pm

Vancouver Premiere! A touching account of the complexities of aging and the burden of care experienced by family members who take on the responsibility. Best Directing – International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) 2022. Post-screening discussion with Amanda Brown, RSW

Another Body

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
USA 2023 Sophie Compton, Reuben Hamlyn 80 min. DCP

Vancouver Premiere!

A young engineering student has her life turned upside down after her face is digitally altered to appear on the body of a porn actress. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Jason Winters and Dr. Carolin Klein.

All My Puny Sorrows

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 7:00pm
Canada 2021 Director: Michael McGowan 103 min PG

Based on the novel by preeminent Canadian author Miriam Toews, All My Puny Sorrows is a family drama about two sisters leading very different lives. Yoli (Alison Pill), a struggling writer, and Elf (Sarah Gadon), a successful concert pianist, are each uniquely impacted by the suicide of their father. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Derryck Smith and Dr. Tyler Black, facilitated by Dr. Alison Freeland, MD, FRCPC, DFCPA. Co-sponsored by the Canadian Psychiatric Association


Millie Lies Low

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 7:00pm
New Zealand 2021. Director Michelle Savill
100 min

A festival favourite at Berlin, Edinburgh, and SXSW, Millie Lies Low is an exemplary feature debut from Michelle Savill, a comedy/​drama with enough heart and chutzpah to rival the best of her Kiwi compatriot Taika Waititi. Post-screening discussion with Mark Antczak and Judith Law. Screening co-sponsored by Anxiety Canada.

Selvportrett (Self Portrait)

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 7:00pm

Vancouver Premiere – Lene Marie Fossen’s self portraits will break your heart. Beautifully composed and artfully presented, they are nevertheless photographs of a young woman in the throes of a long and drawn-out process of self-starvation. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Seena Grewal

Love in the Time of Fentanyl

Wednesday June 14, 2023 7:00 pm

A veteran of ten years work in the DTES, Colin Askey was known and trusted. Using a fly-on-the-wall observational approach, his film portrays the community members who work at Overdose Prevention Society in the DTES with the same clear-eyed compassion as those who use its services. Post-screening discussion with Sarah Blyth and Amy Evans.

Paper Tiger

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 7:00pm
Vancouver Premiere! A unique depiction of the immigrant experience, American school gun violence and mental health. More than that, it strives to explore the complexities of a mother’s love.
Naomi Brady, Austin Chronicle. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Paige Zhang, an emergency and consultation-liaison psychiatrist at Vancouver General Hospital.

Woman on the Roof (Kobieta na dachu)

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 7:00 pm

A tour de force performance from celebrated Polish actress Dorota Pomykała as Mira anchors this heartbreaking film that asks (and answers) the question, ​“What would compel an unassuming 60-ish wife and mother to rob a bank in broad daylight with a small kitchen knife?” Post-screening discussion with Dr Brian Worth, a Vancouver-based Registered Psychologist.