May 13, 2011, 7:00 PM
Directed by Lawrence Olivier
"Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, Sir Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet continues to be the most compelling version of Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy. Olivier is at his most inspired—both as director and as the melancholy Dane himself—as he breathes new life into the words of one of the world’s greatest dramatists." -The Criterion Collection
This screening is part of a series on psychoanalysis and cinema produced in honor of the centenary anniversary of The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. The Centenary Film Series is being produced in collaboration with The New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and the Friends of the Brill Library. A discussion with New School professor Simon Critchley and psychoanalyst Jamieson Webster will follow the discussion.
Simon Critchley is Chair and Professor of Philosophy at The New School. He is the author of numerous works, including Infinitely Demanding and The Book of Dead Philosophers. The Faith of the
Faithless and Impossible Objects will both be published in 2011.
Jamieson Webster is a psychoanalyst in New York, a post-doctoral fellow at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, and adjunct professor at Eugene Lang College. Her first book, The Life and
Death of Psychoanalysis, is forthcoming from Karnac Books this year.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
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