Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

The Light of the Moon

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – 7:30pm
USA 2017. Dir: Jessica M. Thompson. 90 min. DCP

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! The debut feature of Jessica M. Thompson is a raw and revelatory film about the aftermath of a sexual assault. Post-screening discussion with Val Reede and Katrina Topping.

In Our Name

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 – 7:30pm
Great Britain 2010. Director: Brian Welsh
Cast: Joanne Froggatt, Mel Raido, Chloe Jayne Wilkinson, Andrew Knott, Janine Leigh

A stellar performance from Joanne Froggatt anchors the first British film to deal with the issue of PTSD from the perspective of a female soldier.

About Face: The Story of Gwendellin Bradshaw

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 – 8:00 PM
** Please note this one-time only special start time of 8:00 PM **

USA 2009. Director: Mary Katzke
Post-screening discussion with Mary Katzke and Dr. Carolyn Steinberg
Co-sponsored by Richmond Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry.

About FaceA woman sets off to find her estranged mother, beginning what is a five-year journey towards healing and acceptance in this heartrending documentary.


5th Annual Frames of Mind Mental Health Film Festival

May 8-11, 2008

SummerLove SomeoneCrash LandingDetectiveDevil Plays Hardball


Thursday May 8 Friday May 9 Saturday May 10 Sunday May 11
7:30 pm
A Summer in the Cage
7:30 pm
To Love Someone
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Crash Landing
7:30 pm
Devil Plays Hardball
    7:30 pm
Mad Detective

Presenting Sponsors: UBC Dept of Psychiatry, UBC Institute of Mental Health, Pacific Cinematheque

Media Sponsor: Channel M

Co—sponsors: Vancouver Coastal Health Authority; Mood Disorders Association of BC; Amnesty International Canada — Pacific Regional Office; Ending Relationship Abuse Society of BC; Chinese Mental Health Program, Canadian Mental Health Association; Vancouver—Burnaby Branch and the UBC Dept of Psychiatry Cross—Cultural Psychiatry Program; S.U.C.C.E.S.S.; MOSAIC.

Brothers (Brødre)

June 21, 2006 – 7:30pm
2004. Director: Susanne Bier
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Greg Passey

BrothersSometimes keeping the peace can have catastrophic
results. Winner of the Sundance Audience
Award for World Cinema, Susanne Bier’s
Brothers tells the story of how a UN peacekeeper is
captured and faced with a bleak choice that leaves him a broken man,
and turns the dynamics of his family upside down.

Let There Be Light

Thursday August 16, 2004 – 7:30 pm
USA, 1946. Director: John Huston
Post-screening discussion with Ramon Kubicek

In 1945, the US military was concerned that prejudice was hindering the reintegration into the work force of soldiers who had returned from the war suffering from mental illness. They instructed John Huston, a Captain in the U.S. Army’s Signal Corp-based film unit and one of the most eminent directors in their ranks, to make a film combating this problem.