Showings this year include Reed College, Boathouse Microcinema and the Jung Institute. If you aren’t familiar with it, Boathouse Microcinema is a screening series of local filmmakers in Portland, OR run by Amy Epperson, Chris Freeman and Shannon Neale. These are some very special, driven, creative, interesting people. So please check out more screenings, which take place at The Boathouse, a long-running art studio space and former fireboat station on the banks of the Willamette River.
Across Culture and Countries
A special thank you to Andres Berrios who was kind enough (voluntarily) to translate the film “On Being a Patient” into Spanish for our viewers. Andres also helped with the Spanish translation of The Safe and The Eskimo. Please contact us for these translations.
If you haven’t had a chance to see “On Being a Patient,” it is on youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQRWRPpbjBs&t=25s and has already surpassed 20K views. Thank you everyone for the supportive and thoughtful comments!
Also, although fairly old news now but still worth mentioning. The Presenting Problems collection is for the first time being translated into Greek and will be used in classes at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. It is with great excitement that we are able to announce the release of the films for non-English speaking audiences. Please inquire for other translations that can be made available.
California Film Awards
New York Times contributor David Steritt has a wonderful review of Presenting Problems in the Journal of American Psychoanalytic Association 59 (6). Also, “The Grudge” won a prize at the California Film Festival Award as the collection is slowly and surely being introduced to new audiences across the globe and, hopefully, the springboard for many new discussions. So feel free to let us know your reflections on the films and what you might like in the future, now that the movies have been used across a wide range of disciplines—psychology, philosophy, creative arts, media studies and the humanities. It’s always a pleasure to hear from folks everywhere!
Here is a link to a brief article on the films and their debt to the software program Studio Artist and the wonderful crew there that have been such a great help. Thanks John and everyone else at SA, very happy to be using your wonderful program that can open up so many doors for creative expression.