This Dust of Words

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 – 7:30 PM
USA 2007. Director: Bill Rose
Post-screening discussion with Judy Graves and Bill Rose

A haunting, elegiac documentary to thwarted promise, This Dust of Words traces the life story of Elizabeth Wiltsee from a young writer of uncompromising talent to a lonely death at the age of 50, homeless and apparently beset by paranoid schizophrenia. With an IQ of 200, Elizabeth taught herself to read at the age of four and was translating classical Greek by the time she was ten.

‘Bag for a Bag’ Winter Clothing Drive – Feb 18 7:00pm
Receive a free bag of popcorn when you donate a bag of clothing.

This Beggar’s Description

Wednesday, March 15 – 7:30pm
Canada 2005. Director: Pierre

Co-sponsored by the
the Canadian Mental
Health Association, Vancouver/Burnaby Branch and The National Film Board
of Canada.

The media sponsor of Frames of Mind is The

This Beggar's Description

The life of devoted father and celebrated poet Philip
has been one of love, art and madness. Also
known as “Harry Two Hats”, Tétrault has schizophrenia,
and has endured long spells living on the streets of Montreal, as well
as time locked up in jails and psychiatric wards. But he has also developed
deep family bonds and friendships that have helped him come through
periods of incredible darkness, and have inspired his extraordinary

Dialogues With Madwomen

Thursday October 16, 2003 – 7:30 pm
USA 1993. Director: Allie Light

Co-sponsored by Women and Mental Health Committee of the Vancouver Community
Mental Health Services of Vancouver Coastal Health, and the Women and
Mental Health Discussion Group of the BC Centre of Excellence for
Women’s Health.

A ground-breaking, Emmy-award
winning documentary about women and mental illness. This moving and
informative film features seven women – including Light and Karen Wong,
the film’s associate producer – describing their experiences with
depression, bipolar disorder, multiple personalities, schizophrenia,
euphoria and recovery.

A Brilliant Madness

Thursday, April 17, 2003 – 7:30pm
USA, 2002. Director: Mark Samels
Post-screening discussion with Dr. William MacEwan
Co-sponsored by the BC Schizophrenia Society

Brilliant Madness is the story of a mathematical genius whose career
was cut short by a descent into madness. At the age of 30, John Nash, a
stunningly original and famously eccentric MIT mathematician, suddenly
began claiming that aliens were communicating with him and that he was
a special messenger.

Back from Madness: The Struggle for Sanity

Thursday September 19, 2002 – 7:30pm
USA 1996. Director: Kenneth Rosenberg
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg
Live theatrical performance by Victoria Maxwell
Co-sponsored by the Canadian Mental Health Association – BC Division

“Back From Madness” follows four psychiatric patients for one to two years, from the time of their first arrival at the Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center, an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital. The film contextualizes their present-day treatments with rare archival footage demonstrating how their conditions were treated in the past