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

ALL AGES WELCOME! Fans of Jimmy Stewart (and who isn’t!) are sure to be charmed by this offbeat, whimsical comedy.

Recent Screenings

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! A family grapples with the challenges of autism in this new documentary.
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! An authentic and intimate documentary portrait of a Sudanese refugee family living in rural Australia.
Karina Garcia Casanova's first film is a singularly heartbreaking and riveting account of living with bipolar disorder as a family disease.
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! A propulsive documentary account of a sexually-abused hockey player escaping from darkness.
VANCOUVER PREMIERE | This documentary follows three fathers in a behavioural change program who have perpetrated family violence.
VANCOUVER PREMIERE | Wong Chun’s gritty drama portrays the relationship between a mentally-ill former stockbroker and his father.
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.