Date(s) - 27/06/2020
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
1 Daleham Gardens, London NW3 5BY
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Christopher Hauke (SAP and CAP) and Ruth Williams (AJA and CAP)
This is a film about family but very different to other attempts at the genre; it is about being an adult, having children, learning to forgive one’s father and face his mortality, and much more besides. The “stories” faceting helps to do that, but leave one with a messy, shattered vision.
Evoking other media like theatre, short story, and TV, this film is scattershot, fragmented, but also a sincere and successful effort to adopt a warm and comprehensive point of view.
Oh…. and it stars some of the screen’s greatest contemporary actors. There are two brothers, the financially successful Matthew (Ben Stiller), and Danny (an unusually straightforward Adam Sandler), once interested in being a musician, but never having done anything, really. Their father Harold (Dustin Hoffman, also straightforward and fine), who was married five times, is a sculptor, but whether he was any good is a question the sons must face. There is much to think about here; and to smile about. And to cry about. We look forward to welcoming you to a screening and discussion afterwards.
Chair: The film will be presented by Christopher Hauke (Chair of C.A.P.) who, together with Ruth Williams, will lead the discussion afterwards. Christopher is the author of Visible Mind. Movies, Modernity and the Unconscious (2013, Routledge) and editor of Jung and Film. Post-Jungian Takes on the Moving Image (2001 Routledge); Jung and Film ll: The Return (2011, Routledge). Ruth is the author of C. G. Jung (The Basics) (2018)
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