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Phantom Pain / Phantomschmerz : Vancouver Film Premiere


Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 7:00 PM (PDT)

Phantom Pain / Phantomschmerz : Vancouver Film Premiere

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Advance Seating - Regular Ended $15.00 $1.29
Advance Seating - Student/Senior Ended $12.00 $1.23

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presents the Vancouver Film Premiere of


Based upon the true story of Vancouver's Stephen Sumner, a world-class cyclist whose promising career was cut short by a road accident that left him an amputee suffering intense phantom limb pain.

The German feature film w/English titles deftly examines the difficult choices Stephen must make to turn his life around. With a sensibility as much North American as European, director Matthias Emcke urges the story forward with every scene, capturing the details of a courageous man fighting back from the edge of disaster.

Virile, passionate Sumner is brilliantly portrayed by ruggedly handsome Til Schweiger, Germany's biggest movie star. 

Phantom Pain/Phantomschmerz won high praise as a compelling and moving film at the Toronto International Film Festival, September 2009. Rated 'Parental Guidance'.



Divine Waters, an inspiring short by award-winning Steve Rosenberg, will begin the screening.

Stephen Sumner will introduce Phantom Pain/Phantomschmerz and be available for questions at the reception conclusion of the premiere.

Join us for lively discussions at the Phantom Pain after-party, Subeez Cafe & Bar, Corner of Homer and Smithe Streets.

Have questions about Phantom Pain / Phantomschmerz : Vancouver Film Premiere? Contact END THE PAIN PROJECT

When & Where

Empire Granville 7 Cinemas
855 Granville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1K7

Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 7:00 PM (PDT)

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END THE PAIN PROJECT is a non-profit organization dedicated to globally reduce or eliminate Phantom Limb Pain for amputees with Mirror Therapy.

End The Pain Project was created in 2008 by a group of Lower Mainland residents who discovered that the simple, drug-free, cost-effective and highly successful Mirror Therapy technique to eliminate phantom limb pain was not easily available in the developing world.

As a result, its mission is to offer information, mirror therapy training and free non-distorting, unbreakable plastic mirrors to amputees in countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Rwanda and Bosnia where landmines, conflicts, trauma, disease and natural disasters make amputation more prevelant. These needed contributions supplement prosthetic and orthotic rehabilitation.

End The Pain Project also offers Mirror Therapy demonstrations in the Lower Mainland through Holy Family Hospital and GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre. The non-profit organization also maintains an office in Richmond, B.C. for one-on-one demonstrations for amputees.

Further information can be found at http://endthepainproject.org.

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Phantom Pain / Phantomschmerz : Vancouver Film Premiere
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