The Straight Story (1999)

Searching the Psyche Through Cinema: David Lynch
Searching the Psyche Through Cinema, the annual screening-and-discussion series, continues this year’s psychological studies of films directed by the inimitable David Lynch.
Sunday, February 18, 2018
1:30 pm
This annual screening-and-discussion series continues in February with more psychological studies of films directed by one of the most uniquely stylish and idiosyncratic movie makers of our time, David Lynch.

Lynch delivers an uncharacteristically straightforward and heartfelt account of Alvin Straight (played by Richard Farnsworth), a true-life 73-year-old from Iowa who drove his lawn tractor to Wisconsin to make peace with his estranged brother. Post-screening discussion is led by psychoanalyst Marilyn Metzl and journalist and film critic Abby Olcese.

Presented in partnership with the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center.
January 21 The Elephant Man (1980; PG)
February 4 Wild at Heart (1990; R)
February 18 The Straight Story (1999; G)