The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology proudly present the
Third Annual Hollywood Scriptures Film Series
Psychology of Human Nature in Cinema: Relationship & Responsibility
Steven Nisenbaum, PhD, JD; Jill Bloom, PhD; Carter Long; Erik Gregory, PhD
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 7:30 pm
Carnage is a 2011 film directed by Roman Polanski, starring Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz. Based on the stage play by Yasmina Reza, the film is a razor sharp, biting comedy centered on parental differences.
Moderator: Steven Nisenbaum, PhD, JD
Discussant: Linda Daniels, PhD, Faculty, MSPP
The Taste of Money
Friday, April 12, 2013, 6:00 pm
The Taste of Money is a 2012 Korean film written and directed by Im Sang-soo. It deals with an idealistic young employee from an eccentric and extremely wealthy family that hides all types of secrets within the walls of their mansion.
Moderator: Nicholas Covino, PsyD, President, MSPP
Discussants: Jodie Kliman, PhD, Faculty, MSPP; Nathan Blake, PhD, Professor, Media and Screen Studies, Northeastern University
Saturday, April 13, 2013, 10:30 am
A Separation is a 2011 Iranian drama film written and directed by Asghar Farhadi. It won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012. The film is a melodrama that captures the themes of responsibility, honesty, love, religiosity and sacrifice.
Moderator: Jill Bloom, PhD, Faculty, MSPP
Discussants: Maryam Khodadoust, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist; Nathan Blake, PhD, Professor, Media and Screen Studies, Northeastern University
The Kid with a Bike
Sunday, April 14, 2013, 10:30 am
The Kid with a Bike is a 2011 Belgian drama film written and directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. It won the Grand Jury Prize at last year's Cannes Film Festival. The deeply moving movie delves into the emotional life of Cyril, a troubled 11-year-old.
Moderator: Erik Gregory, PhD, Faculty, MSPP
Discussant: Robert Dingman, PhD, Faculty, MSPP