The Elephant Man (1980)
In the series’ opening film, The Elephant Man (1980; PG), Lynch explores themes of identity, dignity, and humanity in the true story of a severely disfigured and mistreated man (John Hurt) who is rescued by a Victorian surgeon (Anthony Hopkins). Post-screening discussion is led by psychoanalyst Alice Bartlett and Trey Hock, assistant professor of filmmaking at the Kansas City Art Institute.
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)|