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Nyad with discussant Lynne Gillick, PhD, FABP (Film)

  • September 13, 2024
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Virtual using Zoom
  • 98


(depends on selected options)

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


Film Description: A remarkable true story of tenacity, friendship, and the triumph of the human spirit, NYAD recounts a riveting chapter in the life of world-class athlete Diana Nyad. Three decades after giving up marathon swimming in exchange for a prominent career as a sports journalist, at the age of 60, Diana (four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening) becomes obsessed with completing an epic swim that always eluded her: the 110-mile trek from Cuba to Florida, often referred to as the "Mount Everest" of swims. Determined to become the first person to finish the swim without a shark cage, Diana goes on a thrilling, four-year journey with her best friend and coach Bonnie Stoll (two-time Academy Award winner Jodie Foster) and a dedicated sailing team.  -- Summary provided by Rotten Tomatoes.

Format: The evening will begin with a short presentation by the discussant followed by group discussion. Please watch the film prior to the event. Nyad is available to view on Netflix with a subscription.



Lynne Gillick, PhD, FABP is a psychoanalyst practicing psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. Lynne is on faculty at the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis, and current chair of the PTP. She is also serving as chair of the Lecture/Conference committee at the Denver Psychoanalytic Society. Lynne loves to swim, and will have her first sea swim next summer.



Date: September 13, 2024

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (MDT)

Location: Virtual using Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the event. Many of our emails get filtered through secondary inboxes, so please do a search within your inbox for key words such as: Denver Psychoanalytic Society, DPS, Zoom link, and/or the name of the speaker or title of the event to find the email with the link.

Cost: This film discussion is offered free to the community. Donations are welcome during registration to help keep our programs affordable.

No CME Credit is available for this event.

    Registration: Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. The deadline to register is 12:00 PM (MT) on September 13, 2024.



    Confidentiality: During all events, we will follow rules of confidentiality for clinical case material including disguising identifying information. Please do not discuss any case material outside of this conference. No recording of case material is allowed.

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