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Film MeetUp: Filming the Birth of our Modern Minds, Dangerously

To the Freudian Thinkers:

In my search for a place for the Freaks and Thinkers to show films to discuss, I finally have taken several peoples advice and decided to go public.  We will be watching the film A Dangerous Method at the Jimmie B Keel library in Carrollwood.  It is near the Cultural Center and is open on Saturday and I have applied to show this film on that day, so I think it is a go.  I will be calling for us to go after the film to a nice place to talk about everything somewhere nearby, probably on Dale Mabry.  Hopefully this strategy will work out and we can meet there several times in the near future when actual film meetups have not been scheduled for a while

And to meet the needs for a post film discussion, I have reserved the big room at Grille One Sixteen at 15405 North Dale Mabry (about 3/4 of a mile from the Library) for our post film discussion for those who want to come.  At this time we have over 30 coming to the viewing (between three different groups) and maybe 20 to 25 wanting to participate in the discussion.  Dr Jon Green will be leading the film discussion and any other psychologists (professional or amateur) in the room can chime in as well.

Everyone pretty much has seen this if they wanted to, but for those who haven't we will have the viewing.  Some may decide just to come for the discussion, but this will be figured out in a week or so after all of my film festivalling is over. 

If anyone doesn't know it yet, this is a narrative film based on a stage play about the beginning days of psychoanalysis.  It is directed by one of my favorites, David Cronenberg, who has specialized in out there horror films and but really dials it back on this one.  The film is an exploration of the different views of these icons as they worked out the early moments of opening up the human mind to explorations intent on helping out the troubled while creating an entirely new branch of philosophy that have gone so many places since then that many philosophers are askance to think it is philosophy.  I do and I want to talk about it afterwards.

Dale Friedley
Your Head Dork

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  • Jordan W.

    I thought the film was terrific and learned a lot about the birth of psychoanalysis - particularly at the dinner afterwards. Great meetup. While Grille 116 is great for lunch, I think some may have considered a bit expensive for dinner (thanks for treating the appetizers, Dale---deelicious!).
    -Jordan

    April 30, 2012

  • DDay

    Thought provoking.

    April 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will work on the sound for the next showing in a month or so.

    April 30, 2012

  • A. Colin F.

    I would prefer a movie theater if it is showing there...

    April 17, 2012

  • A. Colin F.

    Good thing I read this! I want to see "A Dangerous Method," but did not see the movie title until the second paragraph.

    April 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's showing at AMC Veterans too.

    January 26, 2012

  • Cher

    Dale, Did you see in the Weekender that this film will be showing @ Oldsmar & Baywalk this weekend?

    January 26, 2012

  • Cher

    Dale, I'm a little confused. Do you have the DVD of this film and is that what you are showing @ this restaurant?

    January 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Krishna, We're re-enacting the Freud-Jung conflict by carrying out our banter on different platforms. In terms of your last comment, I think you're absolutely right, William James was an intellectual peer of Freud and Jung. But his influence has been less than Skinner's, which is really an injustice. I should also say that Jung was never really intent on making a movement and was not into enforcing orthodoxy. Freud was a gate-keeper and orthodoxy has damaged his legacy, in some ways unfairly.

    January 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dale, Right on! Freud and Jung were pioneering HUMANISTS. I'm counting on you to not let them be dorkishly discarded.

    January 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Krishna, Jung and Freud were both original, exceptional 19th Century thinkers. Their place in modern intellectual history is assured. Along with Darwin, Einstein and Marx they prepared the first course in our 20th Century feast of discoveries. We're fat on science because of them. There's no question we've advanced beyond the perspectives of Freud and Jung, but they opened the doors to the dining room. I guess this means I'm hungry and should have breakfast now.

    January 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    JUNG RULES!

    January 17, 2012

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