Off the Couch is a long-running BPSI program that is open to all members of the greater community. We invite the public to join us at the Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner in Brookline to view and discuss contemporary films. Each month a BPSI Off the Couch Member leads a discussion of the psychoanalytic aspects of the chosen first-run film to stimulate interesting conversation with audience members. Check the BPSI calendar for the next upcoming Off the Couch film discussion.
For examples of recent psychoanalytic articles analyzing films, check out the following BPSI Author posts:
- Anna Ornstein, MD (2019). Six Million and One: a documentary. In Cinematic Reflections on the Legacy of the Holocaust: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, edited by Diana Diamond and Bruce Sklarew. Routledge, p. 40-50.
- Alfred S. Margulies (2016). Avatars of Desire and the Question of Presence: Virtual and Transitional Spaces Meet their Liminal Edge – from Pygmalion to Spike Jonze’s Her, and Beyond. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 97/6: 1697–1708.
- Judith A. Yanof (2015). L.I.E.: An Adolescent’s Rocky Road To Mourning. International Journal of Psychoanalysis. 96/4:1169–1181.
- Phillip S. Freeman (2013). ARGO: Actuality in Cinema. International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, 10/2: 178-180 (includes a list of recent psychoanalytic publications about films).