Viewing and Discussion: BFG

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  •  March 3, 2017
     7:00 pm CST - 10:00 pm CST

Instructors:  Barbara Burns

Carl Jung encouraged the use of fairy tales to explicate the trauma, dissociation and blockage one experiences in childhood along the uneven path towards individuation. Steven Spielberg sought Mark Rylance (Academy Award winning Bridge of Spies, Best Supporting Actor) to transform and embody the well-loved Big Friendly Giant. The film is a modern era British fairytale enhanced by today’s newest cinematic embellishments and techniques.

The movie is about Sophie, a young cosseted orphan living and guarded in a crowded orphanage in present-day London. After she is snatched by the BFG, her adventures begin. BFG takes her to his cave in the Land of the Giant and shows her his dream catching skills. The adventures continue with Sophie and the BFG’s travels and close calls! “Bogs winkles, ring-bellies, phiziwizards, and all!!”

* Roald Dahl, a skilled, imaginative storyteller, has written The BFG (’82). Dahl also brought us: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (’64), James and the Giant Peach (’61), and Matilda (‘88).

About the Instructor
Barbara Burns is a Registered Nurse and received her Masters in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. In addition to being a Clinical Social Worker, Barbara has been teaching Tai Chi for over 35 years.   She is very interested in women’s spirituality and completed the certificate program at the Jung Institute in 1989. She resides in Evanston and is a member of the Board of Trustees at The C. G. Jung Center.


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