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Alien with discussant Eric Braden, PhD (Film)

  • October 14, 2022
  • 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Virtual using Zoom
  • 43


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

The purpose of the film series is to encourage psychoanalytic dialogue with respect to creativity and movies. 

Description:  While this classic Sci Fi/Horror film from 1979 flirts, at times, with becoming a B level production, it also contains masterful scenes with real punch that keep us on the edges of our seats. The cast includes John Hurt and Sigourney Weaver, in her first major film role. The movie is generally regarded as one of the genre's most frightening, leading to the question, "What is it that frightens us so?" As psychoanalytically informed observers, we can only assume that we are frightened of something within ourselves. Parsing out what we are so afraid of will form the core of our discussion together.

Discussant:  Eric Braden is a retired psychologist who practiced for 44 years in the Denver area. He now devotes his energies to photography, playing the saxophone, trying to learn Spanish, traveling, skiing, biking, and keeping track of his and his wife, Harriet's' three grandchildren.

Cost: This film discussion is offered free to the community. No CME credit available. Donations are accepted during registration or on the website to help keep our programs affordable.

Film: Please watch the film prior to the discussion. Alien is currently on Starz, Hulu, Sling TV, and The Roku Channel for those with a subscription. It may also be rented for viewing from many platforms such as: Prime Video, Vudu, or Google Play, etc.

Location: This film discussion will take place virtually using Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the discussion. 

Registration: Registration is required and closes at noon on October 13, 2022.

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