Viewing and Discussion: Ordinary People

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  •  August 19, 2016
     7:00 pm CDT - 10:00 pm CDT

Instructors:  Weyler Greene

Ordinary People is a story of the disintegration of an upper middle-class family living in Lake Forrest, Illinois following the death of one of their two sons in a boating accident. The film focuses primarily on the surviving son, his guilt, and the relationship to his parents. It also portrays an extraordinary therapeutic relationship between the surviving son and his psychiatrist. The film is a remarkable psychological study of stress, survivor guilt, and family dysfunction. Ordinary People won an Academy Award for both Best Picture and Best Direction.

About the Instructor
Dr. Greene is The C. G. Jung Center Analyst-in-Residence and a Clinical Consultant in the June Singer Clinic. He holds a PhD in Psychology from UCLA, and is a graduate of the Jung Institute of Los Angeles. Dr. Greene has taught at the California Graduate Institute, Los Angeles; Antioch University, LA Campus; and the Los Angeles Jung Institute.


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