From the Lens of Youth: Billy Elliot (2000)
All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.
The Searching the Psyche through Cinema series returns with Billy Elliot, a film about the son of a British coal miner who is intent on studying ballet and eventually pursues a prestigious scholarship – despite class resistance and general antagonism.
UMKC film professor Tom Poe and psychoanalyst Marilyn N. Metzel will lead a post-film discussion and Q&A with Jeffrey Bentley, executive director of the Kansas City Ballet. Co-sponsored by the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center and UMKC.