March 2, 2018
7:00 pm CST - 10:00 pm CST
Instructor: Irv Siegel
This 2017 movie, based on the popular book by the same name, is the story of a loving, unconventional family that revolves around the father’s active imagination. The story is narrated by the adult daughter but told through her younger self’s eyes. As a result, many of the almost tragic events are depicted as adventures, all because her father attempted to make them so. The narrator is the “parentified” child and is thus often in the role of protecting her younger siblings. Through this experience, she gains a maturity far beyond her years. Issues of poverty, addiction, family dysfunction and resilience are portrayed. The movie stars Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.
About the Instructor
Irv Siegel 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.