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Movie Mania: The President’s Analyst (1967)
March 22, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm| Free
A foray into the comic side of life, this film depicts what happens when Dr. Sidney Schaefer is offered the job of the President’s Analyst. At first, he feels honored and thrilled. Then the initial joy deteriorates as the stress of the job, and the paranoid spies that come with a sensitive government position, send him literally running. Patrick Blanchfield is an academic graduate of the Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute and the Emory University Psychoanalytic Studies Program, and a PhD candidate and teacher in the Emory Comparative Literature Program. He will present this film with a lighthearted Lacanian look at themes of paranoia, language, and alterity.