Psychoanalytic Film Series Event
GA Jennifer Elliott has found a great event that is a part of a monthly series of films called Analyzing Altman. The films are directed and written by Robert Altman, a native of Kansas City. Following each film is a discussion lead by a psychologist and an artist where recurring themes and relationships will be examined. There is only one film left in the series and it will take place at the KCMO Public Library, located at 4801 Main St., Plaza Branch, Kansas City, MO. Call 816.701.3407 to RSVP. Below are the descriptions and details of the event.
Shot here in Altman’s home town (look for scenes filmed at Union Station and in the 18th & Vine and Ward Parkway neighborhoods), this Depression era story finds a not-too-bright party girl (Jennifer Jason Leigh) kidnapping a drug-addicted society wife (Miranda Richardson). Her goal is to free her petty crook husband, who is being held by the black gangster
and nightclub owner, Seldom Seen (Harry Belafonte). The film is noted for its detailed recreation of the mid-‘30s K.C. jazz scene.
Rated R; 88 minutes. (1996)
Psychoanalyst Bonnie Buchele, Ph.D., and Tim Whitmer, KC jazz musician.