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The Rider with discussant Fred Mimmack, M.D. (Film Series)

  • November 08, 2019
  • 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. 


This is a real-life Western film, created by Chinese-American writer/director Chloe Zhao as part two of a planned trilogy centered on the Pine Ridge Lakota reservation of South Dakota.  Part one was the award-winning “Songs My Brothers Taught Me”.  This story is based on the true story of Brady Jandreau, a Lakota rodeo cowboy who suffers a serious head injury in a bronc-riding accident.  Brady, his father and his sister play themselves in the film.  Told that another ride could be fatal for him, he is faced with the loss of his identity, his masculinity, and indeed, his cultural identity.  Chloe Zhao’s film compassionately and subtly portrays the human drive to persevere and to prevail , illustrating those struggles in the context of the contemporary Lakota culture.  Beautifully photographed by Joshua James Richard.

—  Summary written by Fred Mimmack, M.D.


  1. Describe loss and influencing factors, such as culture, to the experience of negative, severe, life events.
  2. Summarize factors contributing to turning negative into positive outcome following severe, life altering, physical events.

Discussant Biography:

Dr. Mimmack is a member of the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis and the Denver Psychoanalytic Society. For many years, his interests have included the psychology of sport, of creativity, and the long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse. 

 MEMBER  $20.00  FREE

Parking: There is plenty of free parking in the church lot or on the streets nearby.

Location: McCollum Room within Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church

CME Certificates:  In order to receive a CME certificate, the attendee must: pre-register, pay in full, sign-in, attend the entire session and complete an evaluation within 14 days after the program.  CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event after attendees are cross referenced by registration, payment, sign-in, and completion of the evaluation.  

Cancellation and Certificate Replacement Policy: There will be no refunds of fees for cancellations within 7 days of the event.  If awarded a CME certificate, please retain for your records.  There will be a $3 charge if the Society office has to resend a certificate.

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation require-ments and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and The Denver Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

If you would prefer to register by check, please click here to print a general registration form and mail to the address indicated.


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