BPSI Off the Couch: A Star is Born

Posted in Arts at BPSI, History

Below are the remarks from the October 16, 2018 “Off the Couch” viewing of A Star is Born with Benjamin Herbstman, MD, MHS, Member of BPSI. “Off the Couch” is part of a decades-long collaboration between The Coolidge Cinema and BPSI. In this new take on the iconic love story, four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper, makes his directorial debut and also stars alongside multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga in her first...

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Solange Skinner Conference: Race and Emancipation

Posted in Arts at BPSI, History, Social Awareness

Dr. Bernard Edelstein, is a Training/Supervising Ananlyst at BPSI. His remarks below originally appeared in the Spring-Summer 2018 issue of the BPSI Bulletin, which can be read here. In the Spring 2017 issue of the American Psychoanalyst, in an article titled “Race and Racism in Psychoanalytic Thought: The Ghosts in Our Nursery,” Beverly Stoute offers a compelling review of themes of racism in the psychoanalytic literature. Referring in her...

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BPSI Off the Couch: Spotlight

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  Below are the remarks from the October 15, 2015 “Off the Couch” viewing of Spotlight with Mary Anderson, PhD, MTS, MFA, Member of BPSI. “Off the Couch” is part of a decades-long collaboration between The Coolidge Cinema and BPSI. When the Boston Globe’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delve into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of...

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BPSI Off the Couch: The Wife

Posted in Arts at BPSI, History

Below are the remarks from the September 18, 2018 “Off the Couch” viewing of The Wife with Rodrigo Barahona, PsyaD. Member of BPSI. “Off the Couch” is part of a decades-long collaboration between The Coolidge Cinema and BPSI.  Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce) is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe’s literary star has blazed since him and his wife Joan (Glenn Close) first met in the late 1950’s. The...

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BPSI Off the Couch: Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

Posted in Arts at BPSI, History

Below are the remarks from the May 15, 2018 “Off the Couch” viewing of “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid” with Phillip Freeman, MD, DMH, Member of BPSI. “Off the Couch” is part of a decades-long collaboration between The Coolidge Cinema and BPSI. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, regularly a feature on the top ten lists of greatest westerns ever made, does not even have a definitive final print. Sam Peckinpah engaged in a fight to the death with MGM,...

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BPSI Off the Couch: The Insult

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Below are the remarks from the February 20, 2018 “Off the Couch” viewing of The Insult with Mary Anderson, PhD, MTS, MFA, Member of BPSI. “Off the Couch” is part of a decades-long collaboration between The Coolidge Cinema and BPSI. In today’s Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni (Adel Karam), a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser (Kamel El Basha, winner of the Best Actor prize at the Venice Film Festival), a Palestinian...

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