WBCP FILM SERIES

BYOP (Bring Your Own Popcorn)

Two film series

WBCP is proud to host two film series, Psychoanalytic Takes on Cinema and the Leon Levin Psychoanalytic Film Festival, created to uncover the depth and complexity of human psychology through the art of film.  The audience enjoys a rich experience of viewing a film together followed by a discussion of the characters, themes, conflicts and traumas as they are understood through a psychoanalytic lens.  Following the formal discussion, the audience participates in an insightful and lively group question and answer period, all designed to raise consciousness about the deeper meanings of the film.

Films are chosen that are psychologically perceptive and stir the emotions and curiosity of the viewers. Both of the series provide insight into human psychology through the lens of psychoanalysis. Participants will view films  and discussants will present a paper and/or lead a discussion illustrating basic psychoanalytic concepts. 

We benefit from welcoming our community at large to join mental health providers as we learn more together about the interplay of psychoanalysis and film.

Washington, DC

Psychoanalytic Takes on the Cinema

Course Coordinator: Katherine Marshall Woods, PsyD

Course Coordinator: Sarah Hedlund, PhD

Location: 1922 F Street, NW, Room 208, Washington, DC

Baltimore, Maryland

Leon Levin Psychoanalytic Film Festival

Course Coordinator: Noreen Honeycutt, PhD

Location: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD.

In response to the current health situation, we have decided to defer this program until 2024.  Check back for updates.

Upcoming Programs

October

Friday, October 28, 2022 | 4:00 pm5:30 pm

Psychoanalytic Takes on the Cinema (The VVitch)

THE VVITCH 2015 (92 min) Director: Robert Eggers Discussant: Alex Smith, Psy.D. A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.   *** Film mus…

December

Friday, December 16, 2022 | 4:00 pm5:30 pm

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 bigot…