May 12, 2017
7:00 pm CDT - 10:00 pm CDT
Instructors: Cheryl Kinsman, Sheri Reda, and Irv Siegel
This Oscar-nominated film follows the journey of a young boy who is accidentally separated from his family in India and carried away to a land far from home where he is adopted by a new family. We watch as this young boy grows and learns new customs while never forgetting his family of origin and his roots in India. It is fascinating to see how he proceeds to re-connect with his birth mother and siblings, utilizing modern technology. This story is both endearing and remarkable in its scope. It shows one person’s search for his true self and reveals the human spirit, which thrives in all of us. The film stars Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, and Nicole Kidman and is directed by Garth Davis.
About the Instructors
Dr. Cheryl Kinsman is the Executive Director of the Jung Center. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and has a PhD from Loyola University in Chicago. Dr. Kinsman has over 28 years of experience providing psychotherapy and over 10 years of administrative experience. She recently retired from a long career at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center where she worked as a psychologist in the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic and served as the program manager, supervising a large multi-disciplinary staff.
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.
Irv Siegel has been in business for over 50 years. He came to know about Jung 20 years ago and has become a strong supporter of the Jung Center. Irv is enthusiastic about sharing his passion for film and making Jungian topics available to the public. He is especially interested in the process of individuation and exploring how people find the inner strength to make conscious decisions during significant crossroads in their lives.