July 14, 2017
7:00 pm CDT - 10:00 pm CDT
Instructors: Kaitlyn Whitebread
When mysterious ships arrive at various locations around the globe, linguist Louise Banks, joins a team of specialists to investigate the phenomena. Her task: to translate the messages these visitors, referred to as Heptapods, are trying to convey. The failure to translate and effectively communicate may possibly risk the fate of the modern world. This film, while science fiction in form, surpasses your average alien tale. As Jung postulated in his book, Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Skies, it is not about whether or not extraterrestrial beings are real or unreal but the psychic, collective meaning of their “projection-creating fantasy.” A timely film nominated for several Academy Awards, also sheds light on the significance of symbolism and language and how embracing the message of the “other” may lead to significant progress and transcendence.
About the Instructor
Kaitlyn Whitebread received her MA in Counseling from The Family Institute at Northwestern University and her BFA in Theater Performance from Ohio University. In addition to serving as a Program Assistant at The C.G. Jung Center, Kaitlyn is an Assertive Community Treatment Recovery Counselor and Employment Specialist at Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare in Chicago.