Before I Change My Mind

Aug 11, 2023
6:30 PM

International Village - Theatre 8


It’s Robin’s first day at a new school, and despite trying to fit in, they attract the unwanted attention of school bully Carter. But rather than becoming enemies, an unexpected friendship blossoms—leading to a whole new set of problems for Robin. There is so much to love about Trevor Anderson’s sweetly idiosyncratic debut feature, from its super-stylized 80s aesthetic and oddball humour to the charming performances from its young cast. Notably, Robin’s gender identity does not propel the narrative, leaving their most dreaded question “Are you a boy or a girl?” not only unanswered but obsolete.

Preceded by the animated short Pete.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the artists.

ASL interpretation will be provided during the Q&A, and live captioning on screen will be used during the pre-screening announcements.

Total event runtime: 115 min

Before I Change My Mind has been rated PG by BC Consumer Protection with an advisory for violence, coarse language, and sexual content. Pete has been rated G with no advisory.


Bret Parker / United States / 2022 / 7 min / English

It’s 1975, and a baseball-loving kid who goes by the name Pete wants nothing more than to join the boys’ Little League team. A moving, uplifting tale of being who you know you are.