The New School for Analytical Psychology invites you to attend:

A Film Seminar Series with Readings

Sundays 2-6 pm: Oct. 8, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, 2017
Seattle University Media Screening Room, LeMieux Library

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Jen sleeps. From Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

In bringing together the art of film and the art of psychotherapy, Psychocinematics! aims to open new terrain for collaborative and creative conversations about both. Each seminar includes a film viewing followed by lively discussion. The films chosen are all notable for their exceptional art, style and innovation. They ignite the imagination to dream differently about current issues, both clinical and theoretical, in our field. Adding critical depth and challenge to our collective dreaming, suggested readings of interdisciplinary interest will accompany each seminar.

Films include:

The Monkey Ghost. From Uncle Boonmee

The Monkey Ghost. From Uncle Boonmee

Thailand: Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” (2010). A dying man sees his dead wife and other creatures of the spirit world as he hovers between the realms of the living, the dead, and the eternally returning.

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Crossing the Amazon. From Embrace of the Serpent

Colombia: Director Ciro Guerra, “Embrace of the Serpent” (2015). A Shaman in the Columbian Amazon is the last of his people still holding the memory of his culture’s knowledge, which stands on the verge of extinction after the collision with European colonialism and capitalism.

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“Grizzly Man” (2005)

United States: Director Werner Herzog, “Grizzly Man” (2005).
This is a documentary about Timothy Treadwell who lived many summers in the Alaskan wilderness where he envisioned himself protecting the grizzly bears and documented with film his time there.

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A smattering of the issues likely to emerge:

  • Cross cultural transmission
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Addiction
  • Natality and Fatality

  • The nature of the healer and nature as healer
  • The therapeutic dyad and the container/frame
  • Individual, cultural, and species narcissism
  • Time, memory, and the revenant