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Psychoanalytic Takes on the Cinema (Do The Right Thing)
Do The Right Thing
1989 (118 min)
Director: Spike Lee
Discussant: Carol Clay, PsyD
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone’s hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
*** Film must be viewed prior to event.***
1.5 CME/CE available
Registration Deadline: December 7, 2022
For a complete list of dates, presenters, learning objectives, and detailed CME/CE information see flyer on the registration page.
Presentation: Following the viewing of Spike Lee’s film, Do the Right Thing, participants will discuss Kleinian themes as they relate to the topic of race. The discussion will involve conceptualization of the film’s main character’s from an object relations perspective. The presenter will use the associated citations/research to discuss additional themes of implicit bias, dignity, and group polarization as it relates to specific scenes and character dynamics. *NOTE: content warning for severe violence, blood, and torture.*