Viewing and Discussion: mother!

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  •  January 12, 2018
     7:00 pm CST - 10:00 pm CST

Instructor:  Kaitlyn Whitebread

mother!, directed by the acclaimed Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan), has been deemed one of the most “divisive” films of the year- leaving audiences mesmerized, perplexed, and provoked. This psychological thriller revolves around a married couple, portrayed by Javier Bardem (a poet struggling with writer’s block) and Jennifer Lawrence (tending to the renovations of their home), as they cope with bizarre and disruptive unwanted guests. With symbolism “packed like a Russian nesting doll” (Ryzik, 2017), this film covers Jungian topics including archetypes and collective unconscious, among many others. While the director hopes that audiences view the film with minimal awareness of the plot and themes- this discussion should prove to be lively and enriching whether previously viewed or entering blind.

About the Instructor
Kaitlyn Whitebread, LPC, 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 Clinical Team Lead at Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare in Chicago.


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