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Psychoanalysis and Films

posted Jun 1, 2015, 11:09 PM by Crissy Nolen   [ updated Jun 1, 2015, 11:09 PM ]
Join us for two extra film screenings this year
May 9 and May 16* – 7:00 pm
Free of charge at the Jung Center of Houston
5200 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006

May 9, 2013: A Late Quartet (2013) – Presenter, Donna R. Copeland, PhD
A Late Quartet is about a music group being threatened with a break-up after 25 years, and recounts the havoc that separation/loss can create. The diagnosis of a serious illness lights a spark that ignites smoldering conflicts that have been kept under wraps. Yaron Zilberman, writer-director, has created a work that resembles a musical composition, with drama, nuanced emotions, thunderous clashes, and notes that sometimes come together, sometimes come apart and recombine. The cast includes Christopher Walken, Phillip S. Hoffman, and Catherine Keener.
Donna Copeland is a clinical psychologist whose primary occupation currently is as film reviewer and feature writer for the online magazine, Texas Art and Film ( She recently attended the Cinema Arts Film Festival in Houston and the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin.

May 16, 2013: Harold and Maude (1971) – Presenter, Gretchen Heyer, MDiv, PhD, LPC
Harold, a gangly privileged young man, stages elaborate faux suicides to shock his well-mannered mother until he meets Maude, a 79 year-old high on life. Maude lives as she chooses, modeling nude and stealing cars to remind people of the instability of material things. To the disgust of Harold’s relatives and the befuddlement of his shrink, Harold falls in love. This cult black comedy of the 70’s cuts through conventional romance to what is valuable in being alive, and actually draws people together.
Gretchen Heyer is a Jungian analyst, President of the Houston Psychoanalytic Society, and an award-winning essay writer. Her most recent publication, “Caught between Cultures” appeared in the Journal of Analytical Psychology. She practices in Houston.

*Please note that the schedule was originally reversed. This is the correct order.