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Movie Discussion: Warm Bodies

A recent study correlates an interest in zombies with a sputtering economy. What is the connection, however, in the individual unconscious? What does a fascination with the walking dead and zombie apocalypse say about our own experiences in the world? Come and explore one hypothesis about "connection" in an age of technology as evidenced through the story and cinematography of the film Warm Bodies. Ask yourself, are you a human, a zombie, or a Boney?

Friday, April 11,2014 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Guest Speaker:
Emily Fox-Kales, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and body image disturbance. She is Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, is affiliated with McLean Hospital, and on the faculty at Northeastern University. She has served as Film Editor of the journal Gender & Psychoanalysis and has several publications, including her most recent book, Body Shots: Hollywood and the Culture of Eating Disorders (SUNY Press, 2011).

William Sharp, Psya.D., is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Brookline Village. He teaches at Northeastern University, Wheelock College, and the Boston Graduate School fo Psychoanalysis. He is also the director of the School-Based fellowship program at the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy. He has presented previous movie discussions at BGSP on The Hunger Games, Brokeback Mountain, Lars and the Real Girl, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Please preview the movie in advance, as it is not shown at the event.