From the Lens of Youth: Billy Elliot (2000)

Searching the Psyche through Cinema
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.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
1:00 pm
RSVP Required

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.