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

Recent Screenings

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! This atypical sports movie chronicles the rise of a competitive, co-ed swim team for teenagers on the autism spectrum.
Québécois auteur Robert Morin’s 15th feature is simultaneously an intense psychological thriller and a daring formal exercise in German Expressionism.
This riveting, award-winning documentary is an extraordinarily raw and intimate look at group therapy inside California’s Folsom State Prison.
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Six years after the suicide of her older sister, director Hope Litoff attempts to answer the unanswerable — why?
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Nanfu Wang's new documentary focuses on a charismatic street kid who is "homeless by choice."
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! The debut feature of Jessica M. Thompson is a raw and revelatory film about the aftermath of a sexual assault.
ALL AGES WELCOME! Fans of Jimmy Stewart (and who isn’t!) are sure to be charmed by this offbeat, whimsical comedy.
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.