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April 15, 2011, 7:00 PM

Wild Strawberries

Film Screening
Directed by Ingmar Bergman

"The film that catapulted Bergman to the forefront of world cinema is the director’s richest, most humane movie. Traveling to receive an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg (masterfully played by the veteran Swedish director Victor Sjöström), is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and accept the inevitability of his approaching death. Through flashbacks and fantasies, dreams and nightmares, Wild Strawberries captures a startling voyage of self-discovery and renewed belief in mankind." -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 Columbia professor Eric Marcus and Philoctetes film coordinator Matthew von Unwerth will follow the screening.

Eric Marcus, M.D., is Director of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, where he is a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst, and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and of the American College of Psychoanalysts. His teaching awards include the Columbia University President's Teaching Award, the Roeske Teaching Award of the American Psychiatric Association, the Shabshin Teaching Award of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the Regional Teaching Award of the Association for Academic Psychiatry, and several College of Physician and Surgeons teaching awards including Commencement Speaker. He is past President of the New York County District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association and a past President of the Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine. His areas of research involve symbolic alterations of reality in psychotic and near psychotic phenomena, and in social psychoanalytic science research using medical student dreams to study the effect of medical pedagogy and the stages of development of the capacity for medical empathy.

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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