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.


Streaming June 10, 2021 (Thursday)  – June 16, 2021 (Wednesday)
Vancouver premiere!
Researching caregiving solutions for his own ailing mother led Belgian filmmaker Kristof Bilsen to Baan Kamlangchay, a residential facility in northern Thailand providing affordable 24-hour care to Europeans with Alzheimer’s disease. Free Zoom Q&A with Dr. Elisabeth Drance, Dr. Lillian Hung, Peter McKnight, and Dr. MaryLou Harrigan. Co-sponsored by UBC Community Engagement


Streaming February 11 through February 18 
USA 2020. Patrick Sammon, Bennett Singer
This provocative documentary highlights a previously underappreciated activist campaign in the struggle to achieve normality for the LGBTQ community. Free Live Q&A February 17 with Co-Director Dr. Richard Pillard, and Dr. Chris Booth and Dr. Albina Veltman. Co-sponsored by Western Canada District Branch, American Psychiatric Association, and UBC Community Engagement.
View the riveting trailer here

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.