Reel Deal November, 2009: “Rachel Getting Married”

November 15, 2009 No Comments

“Rachel Getting Married”

Date/Time:  Sunday, November 15, 2009 · 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Location:  Bloomfield Twp. Library (Corner of Telegraph and Lone Pine)

“Director’s Chair” facilitator: Philip Wagner, MA.
Psychoanalyst: Marie Thompson, MD.
Academic: Bruce Russell, Ph.D.

General Public $15, APT Members and Students $5
For information call Dave Lundin – 248–229-5389

(“Director’s Commentary” format with extensive analysis of movie clips from film theory and psychoanalytic perspectives.)

About the Film:

“After I saw Jonathan Demme’s ‘Rachel Getting Married” for the second time, a friend asked, ’Wouldn’t you love to attend a wedding like that?’ I a way, I felt I had… A few movies can do that, can slip you out of your mind and into theirs…(the film) is like the theme music for an evolving new age. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times. Starring Anne Hathaway.

Written by Jenny Lumet. Directed by Jonathan Demme.


One CME/CE Credit – Participants will learn:

1) Perspectives on the impact of substance abuse on family dynamics.
2) A view and discussion of issues relating to trauma and guilt in a mother/daughter relationship.
3) A discussion of family dynamics in a multi-cultural context.


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