Projections Film Series:

⇒Her, Friday, November 10, 2017

⇒William Kurelek’s The Maze, Friday, November 17, 2017

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This intimate film series has presented a wide array of provocative, intriguing films, each introduced by the discussant, with an informal conversation about themes, issues, and insights following the screening. If you’ve ever left a cinema house asking yourself “Why did he do that?” then this film series is for you.

Limited seating at the Institute, Classroom A.  Tickets are non-refundable.

Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

Come early and join us for light refreshments beginning at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Discussant:  Britt-Marie Schiller, PhD
Friday, November 10, 2017
$15 per person (non-refundable)

In this near-future romance, Theodore falls in love with his computer’s operating system, which calls itself Samantha. The humans around Theodore seem “programmed” in their inability to be attuned or express themselves genuinely. Paradoxically then, Samantha seems, in some ways, more human than they, which raises questions about what love is, how we love, and ultimately, what it means to be human. Focused on the voice, the film inevitably evokes the analytic situation where two people, who only talk, begin to love one another. (2013, 126 minutes)

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The Maze 2William Kurelek’s The Maze

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Discussant:  Phoebe Cirio, MSW
Friday, November 17, 2017
$15 per person (non-refundable)

This is a documentary about the Canadian artist William Kurelek who was diagnosed with schizophrenia.  While a psychiatric patient at Maudsley Hospital, he painted The Maze, what he termed: “the inside of my skull.” The film provides a close examination of the painting, coupled with interviews with Kurelek, some of the staff who treated him in the hospital, and his parents among others. The interviews are paired with the depictions of the person in the painting during Kurelek’s illness. This is a fascinating self-report of the experience of madness, and will provide an opportunity to explore deeply some dimensions of psychotic illness. (2011, 60 minutes)

Watch the trailer HERE