Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – 7:30pm
USA 2017. Dir: Nanfu Wang. 85 min. DCP
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! New York filmmaker Nanfu Wang met Dylan, a charismatic street kid, on a trip to Florida. Charming, intelligent, and boyishly handsome, Dylan is “homeless by choice,” having abandoned a comfortable middle-class existence for absolute freedom on the road. For a few weeks, Wang tags along, capturing with her camera nights spent sleeping in the park, meals eaten out of garbage cans, and the ease with which Dylan receives offers of food, money, and shelter from strangers. Eventually, though, she becomes disillusioned with him, and heads for home. Wang’s next trip is to Dylan’s family home in Utah, where a meeting with his father forces Wang to re-evaluate everything she thought she knew about Dylan. Is his lifestyle an enviable symbol of American freedom, as she initially believed, or is Dylan only trying to cope with his demons in the best way he knows how?
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Sean Flynn, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UBC, and a member of the Vancouver Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) multi-disciplinary mental health team.Moderated by Dr. Harry Karlinsky, Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia.
Co-Sponsored by the British Columbia Schizophrenia Society.
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 The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe St, Vancouver, BC and are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.