Viewing and Discussion: Don Juan DeMarco

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  •  December 2, 2016
     7:00 pm CST - 10:00 pm CST

Instructors:  Sheri Reda

Starring Johnny Depp and Marlon Brando

A passionate young man who identifies as Don Juan has fallen into a deep depression after being unable to win the woman of his dreams. He comes under the care of an accomplished psychiatrist who is near retirement and is taking stock of his own, rather careful, journey. The psychiatrist has ten days in which to work with “Don Juan,” after which the young man will either be released or committed to a long-term stay in a mental hospital. In the course of treatment, the young man tells his story and introduces its archetypal main characters, many of whom tell their own conflicting versions of events. What is the truth? How should it be understood? Can Don Juan’s story be made to benefit both the young man and the older therapist who is determined to help him?

About the Instructor
Sheri Reda is a writer, editor, and performer whose three Master’s degrees—in Modern Letters, Religions and the Arts, and Information Sciences—support her voracious appetite for creative endeavor. Sheri is also a certified Master Life-Cycle Celebrant whose personalized weddings, memorials, and other ceremonies have been rated among the best in the United States. Her commissioned work includes the recently published Life-Cycle Celebrations: Ceremonies for Your Whole Life. Her stories have energized programs at live-lit venues throughout the Chicago area.


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