Viewing and Discussion: Boyhood

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  •  April 3, 2015
     6:00 pm CDT - 10:00 pm CDT

Instructor: Michele Gaspar

Writer and director Richard Linklater’s Oscar nominated film Boyhood is unique in that he filmed the same cast over 12 years.  This sensitive portrayal of a boy growing up in contemporary America, contains themes of fathers and sons, mothers and sons, the impact of adult choices on children, disruption and reparation and the quest for forging a life of one’s own, weaving a story that is profoundly moving.  Join us for a viewing and discussion of this poignant tale of growth and individuation.  Because of the length of the film, the viewing will begin at 6 pm.

About the Instructor:
Michele Gaspar received her M.A. in pastoral counseling from Loyola University Chicago in August 2012.  She previously worked as a staff therapist at Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center in Skokie and was a pastoral services intern at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.  She has a certificate in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy from the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy in Newton, MA, and is completing the certificate program in adult psychoanalytic psychotherapy offered by the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis.   In addition to her counseling background, Michele is a licensed veterinarian and works as an online consultant to other veterinarians on the Veterinary Information Network (VIN).  She has lectured nationally on the topics of non-violent communications and mindfulness.  Michele’s professional interests include spirituality in modern life and object relations.  She is a member of Ancient Dragon Gate Zen Center in Chicago and resides in Chicago.


Venue Phone: 847-475-4848 *221

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817 Dempster St., Evanston, Illinois, 60201, United States