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.

A free monthly series of probing films, followed by discussions featuring cinema and psychoanalysis experts for an examination of how celluloid gets under our skin – and into our psyche.
Searching the Psyche through Cinema
Sunday, February 21, 2010
1:00pm @ Plaza Branch

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.