Vancouver – Schizophrenia Awareness Day Film Festival

2016 Schizophrenia Awareness Day Film Festival Poster-small-01Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Doors open at 4:45 P.M. 

Pacific Cinémathèque

1131 Howe Street

Vancouver, B.C.


Admission by donation at the door

Reserve your tickets today!

On Tuesday, May 24, join B.C. Schizophrenia Society as they celebrate Schizophrenia Awareness Day 2016 with a short film festival screening Dan & Margot and NCR: Not Criminally Responsible. Directors and subjects of both films will be available for post screening Q & As. There will also be some light refreshments between screenings. Register your seat today.

5:00 P.M.   DAN & MARGOT (Canada, 2015) Trailer

An intimate look into the life of a young woman struggling to take back the three years of her life that she lost to schizophrenia. With transparency and humour, audiences will confront the notion of schizophrenia through Margot while asking questions about the deep-seated stigmatization of mental illness within our culture and the way in which we all choose to cope with our past, present and future.

Margot gives a voice to the many relatable stories of mental illness as she demonstrates a person’s right to fail, living with one’s past traumas and hope, the key to human existence.

Director Chloe Sosa-Sims and film subject Margot Todhunter will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A 

6:30 P.M.   NCR: Not Criminally Responsible (Canada, 2013) Trailer

This documentary tells the story of a young man, who in the grip of psychosis, stabs a complete stranger six times in a crowded shopping mall. Declared not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder, the young man is confined to a forensic mental health institution. However, twelve years later, his victim, who miraculously survives, is terrified to learn that he’s out, living in the community under supervision. He’s applying for an absolute discharge, and if he succeeds, he’ll no longer be required to take the anti-psychotic drugs that control his mental illness.

NCR: Not Criminally Responsible offers a timely and provocative examination of violence and mental illness, and the rights of victims. With unprecedented access to the patient, the victim, and the mental institution, the film looks at both sides of the debate and puts a human face on the complex ethical issues raised.

Director John Kastner and film subject Sean Clifton will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A