Psychoanalyzing Mother! Earth


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Mon, 10/02/2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Film Poster for Mother! Closeup Jennifer Lawrence as mannequin


Jan Haaken talks with psychoanalyst Bob Samuels about Darren Aronofsky's new film Mother!  Aronofsky describes the film as a dreamscape as well as an allegorical story of destructive male narcissism.  Haaken and Samuels discuss the images in the film and how we might think of them in the context of the current nightmare we are living under in the Trump era. Bob Samuels teaches Writing at UC Santa Barbara and is President of UC’s American Federation of Teachers. He is author of Psychoanalyzing the Left and Right after Donald Trump.

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