Searching the Psyche through Cinema: Lolita

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Searching the Psyche through Cinema: Lolita
Sunday, May 17, 2009
3:00pm @ Plaza Branch

The Kansas City Public Library concludes Searching the Psyche through Cinema with a screening of Lolita (1962) followed by an expert film discussion on Sunday, May 17, at 1 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Co-sponsored by the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center with the University of Missouri - Kansas City, this unique film series takes as its theme Love & Obsession – an exploration of how celluloid gets under our skin and into our psyche that includes a post-discussion, pairing cinema and psychoanalytic experts.

Based on Vladimir Nabokov's scandalous novel of sexual obsession, director Stanley Kubrick brilliantly navigates the early 1960s censorship code with a screenplay adapted by Nabokov. James Mason, Shelly Winters, Sue Lyon and Peter Sellers are all in top form in this subversive and funny look at American culture, morals, and hypocrisy. Not rated. (152 min.)

The post-discussion will be led by professional screenwriter Mitch Brian and psychoanalyst Joanne Hindman, Ph.D.

Admission is free. Click here or call 816.701.3407 to RSVP.