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Obedience

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.

Rewind

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.

Day One

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 7:30 pm
USA 2018 Dir. Lori Miller 81 min DCP

Vancouver Premiere! In her native Afghanistan, Liza’s determination to attend school resulted in death threats. For Faiza, a Somalian refugee displaced to Kenya, education wasn’t something her family could afford. Newcomers to the U.S., Liza and Faiza, both now 14, are inseparable best friends at the Nahed Chapman New American Academy, a unique public school in St. Louis, Missouri, catering exclusively to refugees and immigrants.

False Confessions

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 7:30pm
Denmark 2018. Director: Katrine Philp 91min DCP

Vancouver Premiere! Think it couldn’t happen to you? Think again. According to psychologist Saul Kassin, a renowned expert on the subject, false confessions can be extracted from just about anyone. His startling insights are front and centre in this eye-opening, sometimes jaw-dropping documentary, which follows Jane Fisher-Byrialsen, a defense attorney in New York doggedly working to overturn wrongful convictions.

More Earth Will Fall (Vai Cair Mais Terra)

Wednesday, October 16 – 7:30 pm
UK/Brazil, 2017. Dirs: Sam Liebmann and Lee McKarkiel. 74 min. DCP

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Set inside one of Brazil’s largest favelas, More Earth Will Fall is a documentary feature that cuts through the sensationalism of guns, drugs and gangs to tell the intimate story of one family’s struggle to realise a simple dream. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Kirby Huminuik. Co-sponsored by Immigrant Services Society of B.C. and The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival.

Bedlam

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 – 7:30 pm
USA, 2019. Dir: Kenneth Paul Rosenberg. 85 min. DCP

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! The practice of committing mentally ill individuals to long-term institutions reached its apex in the 1950s, when over half a million people in the United States resided within asylums. With the de-institutionalization movement of the 1960s, these places all but disappeared, but the resources meant for community-based care never materialized. Post-screening discussion (via Skype) with Dr. Kenneth Paul Rosenberg.