October 12, 2011

Advance Notice

Psychological issues still star in 25 years of Movie Mania

Movie Mania celebrates its 25th anniversary season with eight films in 2011-2012.

The season opens with "The Social Network" (2010) on Oct. 21 followed by fellow Best Picture nominee "Black Swan" on Nov. 11. This year's lineup also features classic psychoanalytic films "Eraserhead" (1977), a surrealist film, and "The Three Faces of Eve" (1957), a case study adaptation based on the true story of a woman suffering from dissociative identity disorder.

Movie Mania was created in 1986 by three psychoanalytic candidates. Though the series has gone through many changes in the last quarter century, says current director Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Charles Zapf, "the series has retained its original goal of being an outreach project where psychoanalytic ideas can be discussed in an informal and interactive way."

Movie Mania is presented by Emory's Psychoanalytic Institute, the Atlanta Foundation for Psychoanalysis, Inc. and Emory's Psychoanalytic Studies Program. Following each screening, an expert from the psychoanalytic community leads a discussion on the psychological issues raised by the film.

Upcoming movies include:

Oct. 21  "The Social Network"

Nov. 11 "Black Swan"

Dec. 9 "Whip It"

Jan. 20 "The King's Speech"

Feb. 10 "Eraserhead"

March 2 "Never Let Me Go"

March 16 "The Three Faces of Eve"

March 30 "Atonement"

All screenings are held at 7:30 p.m. in White Hall 207. Free and open to the public.

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