MAGPS Cinema Series: “The Square”

MAGPS Cinema Series: “The Square” Presenter: Karen Eberwein, Psy.D October, 17, 2015 Lenore Pomerance interviews Karen Eberwein Lenore: Given our technology theme, what made you think of the “Square?” Karen: I really wanted to find a movie that depicts technology in a neutral to positive way instead of one that portrays social media as having a detrimental impact on an individual, group, or society. I had a few movies in mind and…

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Interview with Farooq Moyhuddin, MD, CGP on upcoming Cinema Series movie, “The Story of the Weeping Camel.”

LMP: Farooq, how did you come upon this movie? FM: Lenore, I have to thank you for recommending this movie for me to watch. We had talked about this movie last year, and when I saw it I was moved beyond words. Whenever I have a reaction to a movie which leaves me speechless, I know that the group will help me process it, and that the shared experience will…

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Interview with Dr. Reginald Nettles for MAGPS Cinema Series movie, Brother to Brother, Saturday, March 29, 2014

LMP: What draws you to this movie, both personally and professionally? RN: First, it has to do with the intersection of African-American/Black and gay identities in American culture. Personally, that intersection represents two identities that are important to me. Professionally, “intersectionality” as a concept, represents an important point of departure in multicultural discourse. Once embraced, one has to recognize that singular identities, i.e. white, black, male, female, gay, straight, cannot…

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Next Cinema Series, Saturday, March 29th – Brother to Brother

Discussant Reginald Nettles, PhD, CGP. Details on the website at magps.org Written and directed by Rodney Evans and starring Anthony Mackie and Roger Robinson, BROTHER TO BROTHER invokes the glory days of the Harlem Renaissance through the memories of Bruce Nugent (Robinson), who co-founded the revolutionary literary journal Fire!!with legendary authors Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and Wallace Thurman. BROTHER TO BROTHER is the story of Perry (Mackie), a young black artist kicked…

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Cinema Series: Interview with Siddharth Ashvin Shah, MD, MPH

Our next Cinema Series film, “Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath” will be presented Saturday, January 25 2014 at Lorraine Wodiska’s house. The discussant will be Siddharth Ashvin Shah who is a friend of the film’s director, Sharat Raju, and it’s protagonist, Valerie Kaur.  I recently spoke with Siddharth about the film and thought that you would be interested in hearing his perspective on the importance of this film…

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Upcoming Cinema Series – No Place on Earth — December 7th, 2013

No Place on Earth, a documentary about Ukrainian Jews who survived the Holocaust by hiding in caves  is being shown on December 7, 2013.  After the film, discussion will be led by MAGPS members and psychologists Nancy Hafkin and Marc Hafkin: Nancy is a longtime caver, a former President of DC Grotto, and a Lifetime Member of the National Speleological Society.   Marc is a student of World War II history with…

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Next Cinema Series — September 28, 2013

Barbara Cristy, LCSW-C, LICSW, BCD & Margo Silberstein, Ed.D. will act as discussants for this viewing of the 1995 Best Foreign Language Film Award Winner, Antonia’s Line. Click here for more details. Story Line: A strong-willed Dutch woman recalls her life in this uplifting picture that won the 1996 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Antonia is an elderly woman who wakes up one morning and realizes that this is…

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Interview with Stephanie Koenig, LICSW, and Marc Feldman, Ph.D., about the upcoming MAGPS Cinema Series showing of “The King’s Speech,” Saturday, April 6, 2013.

ML:  We are so pleased you will be presenting at the next MAGPS cinema series.  I know you two have presented several films together; tell me about that as we begin. MF and SK:  “We have a close family relationship as in-laws — we are married to siblings — so we have known each other well in that capacity, but we had not done any professional work together.”  Marc was…

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Next Cinema Series – Bear Cub – Saturday, February 2nd

Dear MAGPS and friends, The two recent MAGPS Cinema Series offerings are a pair of movies depicting the lives and struggles of gays. The first, The Celluloid Closet we saw on December 1.   We’ll show the second movie, Bear Cub on Saturday February 2, 2013 at Lorraine Wodiska’s house.  Gordon Cohen, PsyD, has been our presenter. In preparing this review I talked with Gordon and  asked several attendees of The…

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Interview with Gordon Cohen, PsyD, about the upcoming Cinema Series showing of “The Celluloid Closet”

Rob:  Can you tell me Gordon, how you first got the idea for this presentation in our cinema series? Gordon:  Well, back in 2003 when I first spoke with Trish Cleary, she told me about the MAGPS cinema series.  I thought that it was a wonderful, creative and dynamic way for therapists to come together, have a viewing experience and learn through a different medium – film.  So I began…

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