The annual Searching the Psyche Through Cinema film series returns in January and February with psychological studies of films starring three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep. A discussion follows each screening.
John Fowles’ acclaimed but complex novel is brilliantly adapted into parallel dramas, one entailing the 19th-century romance of Sarah Woodruff and Charles Smithson and the other tracking the modern-day affair between Mike and Anna – two actors playing Charles and Sarah in a filmed version of their story. Jeremy Irons stars as Mike and Charles. Streep earned an Oscar nomination Sarah/Anna. This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.
Post-screening discussion led by psychoanalyst Sid Frieswyk and Jayson Quearry, adjunct instructor at the University of Missouri- Kansas City.
Sundays at 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
January 10, 2016 — Kramer vs Kramer  (1979; Rated PG; 105 minutes)
January 24, 2016 — The French Lieutenant’s Woman  (1981; Rated R; 124 minutes)
February 7, 2016 — Postcards from the Edge  (1990; Rated R; 101 minutes)
February 21, 2016 — The Hours  (2002; Rated PG-13; 114 minutes)
Presented in partnership with the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center. Co-sponsored by the University of Missouri-Kansas City.