Discover the Frames of Mind Film Series

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Discover the Frames of Mind Film Series

A monthly film series promoting professional and community education on issues pertaining to mental health and illness. Presented by The Cinematheque and the Institute of Mental Health, UBC Department of Psychiatry. Screenings are generally held on the third Wednesday of each month at The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe St, Vancouver, BC.

USA 2023 | Brittany Snow | 97 min.
April 10 (Wednesday) 7:00 pm

The night after leaving a treatment recovery centre for an eating disorder and suicide attempt, Riley (Courtney Eaton, Yellowjackets) finds herself bored at a karaoke bar. There she meets Ethan (Thomas Mann), a charming friend of a friend. The two twentysomethings hit it off, entwining themselves in a years-long ​“situationship” that teeters between friendship and romance. Ethan is smitten by Riley and does everything he can to subvert the distorted image she holds of herself. Riley, whose self-loathing tendencies can be difficult to watch, supports Ethan as he struggles to connect with his alcoholic father. Underneath witty banter and Gen‑Z pop culture references, this directorial debut from actor Brittany Snow (Pitch PerfectHairspray) offers a refreshing romantic drama that explores the messy reality of codependent relationships.
Post-screening discussion with Maude Henri-Bhargava, RD, and Lauren Jennings, MOT.
Moderated by Dr. Harry Karlinsky, series director.

“Smart and compassionate … There have been movies before about women with eating disorders. But this may be one of the first for the Gen Z and younger generations that nails just how tentacular the psychology of such conditions can be.”
Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter