From BPSI Video Archives

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The following video recordings have recently been digitized and made available from the BPSI Archives. Email library@bpsi.org to request online access: Enid Balint’s visit to BPSI. Reminiscences about British Psychoanalytic Society, W.D. Winnicott, Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, and Michael Balint. Discussants: Sanford Gifford and Enid Caldwell. Recorded at BPSI in Boston, MA, on March 8, 1989. BPSI Event Recordings Collection. Peter Fonagy’s...

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Lucian Freud: Eyes Wide Open – A Book Review

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Dan Jacobs, MD, is a Training and Supervising Analyst at BPSI. His remarks below originally appeared in the Winter 2020 issue of the BPSI Library Newsletter, which can be read here. Hoban, Phoebe (2014). Lucian Freud: Eyes Wide Open. Boston: New Harvest, pp.174. For those who are interested in but not familiar with the life and work of Lucian Freud, Sigmund’s grandson, this primer is a good place to begin. Clear and concise, it traces Lucian’s...

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System Crasher – A Film Review

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Ellen Goldberg, PhD, is a Child Neuropsychologist and a Psychotherapist Member of BPSI. Olga Umansky, MLIS, is a BPSI Librarian and Archivist. Their remarks below originally appeared in the Summer 2020 issue of the library newsletter, which can be read here. System Crasher is a 2019 German drama film directed by Nora Fingscheidt and available on Netflix. The film received various European nominations and eight German film awards for best film,...

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The Burning Child: A YouTube Animation

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Shari Thurer, ScD, is a BPSI Psychotherapist Member. Her below remarks originally appeared in the Winter 2019 issue of the library newsletter, which can be read here. While it is not uncommon for Freud’s bon mots to be written on posters, coffee cups, and greeting cards, they are now featured in an animated cartoon on YouTube. Commissioned by The Vienna Project at Harvard, a scholarly and artistic collaboration that explores Vienna at the...

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Unorthodox

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Ellen Goldberg, PhD, is a BPSI Psychotherapist Member. Her below remarks originally appeared in the “What Are We Watching” section of the Spring 2020 issue of the library newsletter, which can be read here. “Unorthodox” is a four-part Netflix mini-series loosely based on a memoir by Deborah Feldman. Ms. Feldman successfully left the Satmar Hasidic sect, which is considered one of the wealthiest and most powerful communities in...

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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Below are the remarks from the January 21, 2020 “Off the Couch” viewing of Portrait of a Lady on Fire with Igor Weinberg, PhD, psychotherapy student member of BPSI. “Off the Couch” is part of a decades-long collaboration between The Coolidge Cinema and BPSI. “France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under...

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