The annual Searching the Psyche Through Cinema film series returns in January and February with screenings of movies starring the late Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. A discussion featuring experts in cinema and psychoanalysis follows each screening.
In his last starring role before his death, Hoffman portrays a worn German espionage agent who works with an array of murky characters to develop intelligence from the Muslim community in Hamburg. The post-screening discussion is led by psychoanalyst Joanne Hindman and Tom Poe, associate professor of film and media arts in UMKC's Department of Communications Studies. This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.
Presented in partnership with the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center. Co-sponsored by the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Sundays at 1:30 p.m. • Reception following
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
January 11, 2015 — Capote  (2005; NR)
January 25, 2015 — The Savages  (2007; R)
February 8, 2015 — Doubt  (2008; PG-13)
February 22, 2015 — A Most Wanted Man  (2014; R)