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

Sketch troupe Asperger’s Are Us write and rehearse new material in this funny, quietly affecting documentary.

Recent Screenings

Told in both live action and stop-motion puppet animation, this powerful and deeply disturbing film tells a story of intergenerational abuse.
This touching documentary traces the journey of self-discovery for a twenty-year-old woman who is legally blind and yearning for independence.
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.
This heart-warming and inspiring documentary reminds us that mental health recovery and hope can be found in the most unlikely of places.
A social robot, or “carebot,” developed to provide companionship to the elderly, is the subject of this fascinating documentary.
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Director Adam Salky elicits an extraordinary performance from Sarah Silverman in this blistering drama.