October 2, 2015
7:00 pm CDT - 10:00 pm CDT
Instructor: Weyler Greene & Kaitlyn Whitebread
“If it’s in a word, or it’s in a look, you can’t get rid of The Babadook.” Let’s begin this season of chills as we view and discuss the acclaimed independent psychological thriller, The Babadook, directed by Jennifer Kent. A young mother, who lost her husband in a tragic accident, is struggling with the troublesome behavior of her young son. One night, a mysterious children’s book appears, titled Mister Babadook. Shortly thereafter, disturbing events begin to occur, indicating the real presence of persistent and frightening entity. This film allows audiences to explore the complex nature of grief and loss and the challenges of motherhood. Most importantly, this film is a chilling reminder that confronting our own Shadow can often be the scariest feat of all.
About the Instructors
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.
Kaitlyn Whitebread received her BFA in Theater Performance from Ohio University in 2008. While working for professional children’s theater and witnessing the true healing nature of the arts, Kaitlyn’s perspective shifted. In a moment of synchronicity, Kaitlyn was introduced to The C. G. Jung Center and has served as the Clinic and Program Assistant since 2012. Currently, she is pursuing her Master’s in Counseling at Northwestern University.