NYPSI to Present THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Film Screening and Discussion, 10/17
On Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm, New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute and Friends of the Abraham A. Brill Library present a film screening and discussion of the 1985 film adaptation of Horton Foote's beloved play "The Trip to Bountiful."
Dr. Muriel Gold Morris, a Psychoanalyst and Member of New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, discusses the film and her unique connection to the dramatist. Her admiration for Horton Foote's writing encouraged her to contact the playwright and she had the good fortune to have a meaningful correspondence with Foote in his later years.
Dr. Morris will discuss the prominent themes in the film and also her correspondence with Foote in which she exchanged her thoughts with him about his revelations of important and frequent conflictual family psychodynamics. These phenomena pervaded his plots and his naturalistic dialogues, making his plays compelling and true-to-life for audiences and performers alike.
In "The Trip to Bountiful" Foote condensed his most prominent themes including longing for an idealized past, family strife, marital disappointment due to parental disapproval, mysterious infertility, illness/chronic depression, and preoccupation with death in early childhood.
"The Trip to Bountiful," has reached the proportion of a classic in American culture popular with the public and leading lights in the theater world. The leading role of Carrie Watts garnered a Best Actress Academy Award for Geraldine Page and most recently a Best Actress Tony Award for Cicely Tyson in the Broadway revival.
Muriel Gold Morris, M.D., is a Psychoanalyst in private practice and a Member of New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. Dr. Morris serves as Chair of the A.A. Brill Library and on NYPSI's Treatment Center. She teaches courses at NYPSI on Psychosomatic Pathology, Eating Disorders, and Psychological Themes in the Work of Jane Austen. Her interests in family pathology, infertility, and adoption have become popular lectures on the works of Horton Foote and Edward Albee. Her publications include "Psychoanalytic and Literary Perspectives on Procreation Conflicts in Women" (Psychoanalytic Review, February 1997) and a recent paper "Denial of Fatality in Cases of Eating Disorders" was presented at the American Psychoanalytic Association in January 2013. Dr. Morris graduated from Columbia University Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research.
$10 Donation. RSVP encouraged at firstname.lastname@example.org. The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute's Marianne and Nicholas Young Auditorium, 247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues), New York. For more information, visit www.nypsi.org.
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