Canada 2013. Dir: Bruce McDonald. 80 min. DCP
This very black comedy from iconoclastic director Bruce McDonald tells the story of Henry (Maxwell McCabe-Lokos), a sad-sack advertising copywriter saddled with raising his infant son while his teacher wife Alyssa (Sarah Allen) does time for sleeping with a 14-year-old student. Henry is barely getting by — he hates his job, his co-workers, his trips to the prison to visit his wife — but most of all he hates the pitying glances he receives and the feeling he can’t shake that he’s been completely emasculated. Bolstered by impotent, internalized rage, Henry’s search for answers leads him to begin following the schoolboy with whom his wife was involved — with disastrous results.
Post-screening discussion with Damon Elgie. Damon is a registered psychologist, who has a private practice in Vancouver. He is also employed by the Ministry of Children and Families in the Tri-Cities, specializing in adolescent psychotherapy. With regard to his private practice, Damon has experience and interest in men’s issues as well as in addictions.
Moderated by Dr. Harry Karlinsky, Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia.
“Nimbly steps between black comedy and psychological disaster.”
Hollywood Reporter | full review
“The real feat of this film is what this visually incongruent team managed to accomplish: a difficult and unwavering tone.”
Huffington Post | full review
The Husband receives an Exclusive First Run following its Frames of Mind screening. See below for additional showtimes.
Friday, March 21, 2014 – 6:30pm
Saturday, March 22, 2014 – 8:30pm
Frames of Mind is a monthly film event utilizing film and video to promote professional and community education on issues pertaining to mental health and illness.
All screenings are at Pacific Cinematheque Theatre 1131 Howe St, Vancouver, BC and are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
Each evening event is eligible for 1.0 hour Section 1 of the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification Program.
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