Frames of Mind

The Cinematheque is pleased to join with the Institute of Mental Health, UBC Department of Psychiatry in presenting “Frames of Mind,” a monthly event utilizing film and video to promote professional and community education on issues pertaining to mental health and illness. Screenings, accompanied by presentations and panel discussions, are held on the third Wednesday of each month.

Series directed by Dr. Harry Karlinsky, Director of Public Education, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia.

Programmed by Caroline Coutts, film curator, filmmaker, and programmer of "Frames of Mind" since its inception in September 2002.

Visit the Frames of Mind Blog and connect with them on Facebook.

Current Showings

VANCOUVER PREMIERE | Wong Chun’s gritty drama portrays the relationship between a mentally-ill former stockbroker and his father.
VANCOUVER PREMIERE | This documentary follows three fathers in a behavioural change program who have perpetrated family violence.

Recent Screenings

VANCOUVER PREMIERE | Sketch troupe Asperger’s Are Us write and rehearse new material in this quietly affecting documentary.
VANCOUVER PREMIERE | Told in both live action and stop-motion puppet animation, this powerful film tells a story of intergenerational abuse.
VANCOUVER PREMIERE | This touching documentary traces the journey of self-discovery for a young woman who is legally blind.
Told with humour and humanism, this documentary profiles a hospice outside of Glasgow that encourages singing as a coping mechanism.
VANCOUVER PREMIERE | Infamous Swedish serial killer Sture Bergwall is the subject of this chilling documentary.
VANCOUVER PREMIERE | A couple is torn apart by pathological jealousy in Jonas Rothlaender's impressive cinematic achievement.
A box-office hit in Israel, this tender and humanistic film audaciously walks the finest of lines between comedy and tragedy.
VANCOUVER PREMIERE | This documentary reminds us that mental health recovery can be found in the most unlikely of places.