THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Screening and Discussion of Gods and Monsters with William Fried, PhD

Screening and Discussion of Gods and Monsters with William Fried, PhD

JOIN US for a Screening & Discussion of Gods and Monsters

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 7:00 – 10:00 pm, The Marianne and Nicholas Young Auditorium, 247 East 82nd Street, NYC

The Friends of the Brill Library present a screening and post-film discussion of Gods and Monsters with Dr. William Fried.

One of the most critically acclaimed films of 1998 and winner of several awards including the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, Gods and Monsters is a compassionate speculation about the final days of James Whale (1889-1957), the director of Frankenstein and 20 other films of the 1930s and ’40s, who was openly gay at a time when homosexuality in Hollywood was discreetly concealed. Adapted and directed by Bill Condon from Christopher Bram’s novel Father of Frankenstein, the film stars Ian McKellen in a sublime performance as the white-haired Whale, who is portrayed as a dapper gent and amateur artist prompted by failing health into melancholy remembrance of things past. Flashbacks of lost love, World War I battle trauma, and glory days in Hollywood combine with Whale’s present-day attraction to a newly hired yard worker (Brendan Fraser) whose hunky, Frankenstein-like physique makes him an ideal model for Whale’s fixated sketching. It is at once a keen glimpse of Hollywood’s past, a loving tribute to James Whale, and a richly moving, delicately balanced drama about loneliness, memory, and the passions that keep us alive.
General Admission – $15
Student Admission – $10
All proceeds support the A.A. Brill Library
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William Fried, PhD, FIPA, is a clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst, photographer, educator, author, and editor. Until 2000, he was the Associate Director of Psychiatry Residency Training and the Director of Training and Education at the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. In 2000, the Association for Academic Psychiatry named him Teacher of the Year, the first time such an award was given to a non-physician. Dr. Fried has published papers on clinical psychoanalysis, psychopolitics, applied psychoanalysis, group therapy and group dynamics, mental health education and training, and psychoanalytic theory. He has also written catalogue essays for the exhibits of prominent artists. His own photographs were shown in several solo gallery exhibits. Dr. Fried’s book Critical Flicker Fusion: Psychoanalysis at the Movies, (Karnac, 2016), has just been published and is available from both Amazon and Karnac Books.

NO CME/CE credits offered.

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