The Husband

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 – 7:30pm
Canada 2013. Dir: Bruce McDonald. 80 min. DCP

This very black comedy from iconoclastic director Bruce McDonald tells the story of Henry (Maxwell McCabe-Lokos), a sad-sack advertising copywriter saddled with raising his infant son while his teacher wife Alyssa (Sarah Allen) does time for sleeping with a 14-year-old student. Henry is barely getting by — he hates his job, his co-workers, his trips to the prison to visit his wife — but most of all he hates the pitying glances he receives and the feeling he can’t shake that he’s been completely emasculated. Bolstered by impotent, internalized rage, Henry’s search for answers leads him to begin following the schoolboy with whom his wife was involved — with disastrous results.

Post-screening discussion with Damon Elgie. Damon is a
registered psychologist, who has a private practice in Vancouver.  He is also employed by the Ministry of
Children and Families in the Tri-Cities, specializing in adolescent
psychotherapy. With regard to his private practice, Damon has experience and
interest in men’s issues as well as in addictions.

Moderated by Dr. Harry Karlinsky, Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia.



“Nimbly steps between black comedy and psychological disaster.”

Hollywood Reporter | full review

“The real feat of this film is what this visually incongruent team managed to accomplish: a difficult and unwavering tone.”

Huffington Post | full review


The Husband receives an Exclusive First Run following its Frames of Mind screening. See below for additional showtimes.

Friday, March 21, 2014 – 6:30pm
Saturday, March 22, 2014 – 8:30pm