This year Movie Mania will take us on tour of adventures in the mind with the frame of mental health treatment. While we are not showing One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, our line up is bracketed by films featuring scenes in mental institutions. Our season opens in a psychoanalytic hospital in the 1940’s with Spellbound, continues with Shutter Island’s more harrowing view of mental institutions in the 1950’s, and winds up exploring the roots of psychoanalytic treatment in the early 1900’s with A Dangerous Method. Sandwiched between these films is a bittersweet peek into the personality of Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn and a romp through an analysis with The President’s Analyst. These films teach us something about the historical development of psychoanalytic treatment, but more importantly, they touch on some essential and poignant topics. What are screen memories? What is the nature of paranoia? What role does attachment play in resilience? Just a sampling of some of what we will encounter on our cinematic exploration of the human mind.