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Whiplash with discussant Richard Simons, MD (Film Series)

  • November 10, 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
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The purpose of the film series is to encourage psychoanalytic dialogue with respect to creativity and movies. 


Damien Chazelle was 29 years old when he directed his second film “Whiplash.”  He was 32 years old when he won the Oscar for directing his third film “La La Land.”  Comparing the two films, “Whiplash” is neither a love story nor a musical.  It is the saga of a young drummer (Miles Teller) aspiring to become the next greatest jazz drummer in the world, and a teacher of jazz (J.K. Simmons) hoping to discover and then develop the next greatest jazz drummer in the world.  They meet—they clash—they explode.  Winner of three Academy Awards in 2014, including Best Supporting Actor for  J.K. Simmons in the performance of a lifetime.  And Miles Teller’s performance is not too shabby either. 
                                                                                —Richard Simons, M.D.

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