The Birds (1963)

All Library locations are closed today, Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

The annual Searching the Psyche Through Cinema film screening and discussion series returns for an examination of the cinema of the “Master of Suspense,” Alfred Hitchcock.  The Birds (1963; NR)
Searching the Psyche through Cinema: The Psychology of Suspense
Sunday, February 23, 2014
1:30pm @ Plaza Branch

A free series of films by Alfred Hitchcock who used film to explore his own neuroses and phobias, in the process revealing the psychological complexities we all share.

The birds of the air begin attacking humanity … but that’s just one of the horrors in this disturbing depiction of madness and sexuality. Hitchcock’s new find Tippi Hedren (the director was obsessed with her) and Rod Taylor play a couple whose growing love must contend not only with a rampaging Mother Nature but also with his domineering and possessive mama (Jessica Tandy).

Not Rated: 119 minutes (1963)

Post-screening conversation led by Psychoanalyst David Donovan and Julie Farstad, associate professor of Painting at the Kansas City Art Institute.



Presented in partnership with the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center. Co-sponsored by the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Sundays at 1:30 p.m.
 
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