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Vancouver premiere of the film “Paper Tiger” as part of the Frames of Mind series at the Cinematheque.

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Vancouver premiere of the film “Paper Tiger” as part of the Frames of Mind series at the Cinematheque.


Frames of Mind is a monthly film event at the Cinematheque utilizing film and a period of post-film dialogue to promote professional and community education on mental health. You are welcome to join me in attending this Frames of Mind event at the Cinematheque in Vancouver (Wednesday February 8). The film begins at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. The box office opens at 6:30pm. Following the movie we can adjourn to the Honey Brew Strudel Bar (about half a block away…corner of Davie and Howe) and continue to enjoy one another’s company. Hope to see you there! Frames of Mind Paper Tiger USA2020 Paul Kowalski 94 DCP Screening Dates February 8 (Wednesday) 7:00 Vancouver Premiere “A unique depiction of the immigrant experience, American school gun violence and mental health. More than that, it strives to explore the complexities of a mother’s love.” Naomi Brady, Austin Chronicle Lily (Lydia Look) is a recently widowed Chinese immigrant overwhelmed with running the family business on her own and struggling with her new role as a single mother. Her 18-year-old son Edward (Alan Trong) is being relentlessly bullied at school and isn’t fitting in anywhere. His grades plummet and he starts spending all his spare time alone in his room playing violent video games. When Edward starts having hallucinations of his dead father and is diagnosed with a mental illness, Lily views it as a shameful secret to be hidden from everyone. And when he confides in his Aunt Mei, she tells him to trust in traditional Chinese medicine and throw away his pills. Without telling his mom, Edward stops taking his medication and begins to believe that one of the characters in his video game has come to life and is encouraging him to shoot up the school, taking vengeance on all those who wronged him. Inspired by a devastating true story. Audience Award, Best Narrative Feature 2020 Austin Film Festival “I found myself thinking about Paper Tiger long after it ended. It’s not an easy movie at all—it’s full of conflicted, complex characters, and it has a finale that includes an endlessly debatable action. Despite the heaviness, it’s a very compelling effort, with stellar performances from Lydia Look and Alan Trong. Recommended!” ~ John Laird, Side One Track One Post-screening discussion with Dr. Paige Zhang, an emergency and consultation-liaison psychiatrist at Vancouver General Hospital. Moderated by Dr. Harry Karlinsky, Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia. Cosponsored by the Community Mental Wellness Association of Canada.

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Looks very interesting especially since mental health is so important. I watched the trailer here:

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Cool. Glad you can make it, Mark.

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