“The Danish Girl:
A Tale of Love and Individuation”
movie and discussion
Movie & Discussion
12:00 pm — 3:30 pm
Movie & Discussion: $40
Movie & Discussion + 3 CEUS: $49
503 SE 6th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Plenty of Public Parking
We often read Jung but do not know how to make his words a reality. Can movies help with Jung? Yes, the collective psyche is evolving through film. The Danish Girl is a story of a particular time and place. It tells of the marriage of an artist couple in 1930’s Denmark. At a time when divorces were increasing, the couple is seeking a creative alternative not only to their relationship but also to their individual lives as one of the partners embarks upon a special journey. Jung describes this historical evolution in his essay, written between 1925-1931, “Marriage as a Psychological Relationship.” What the couple lived and what Jung wrote have now consciously entered the collective psyche through The Danish Girl. In the beautiful setting of a theater, in the company of the creatives of the film, and in reflection, we, too, become conscious of Eros, individuation and our collective evolution.
More than a “workshop,” this is a film forum. After watching the film we will have an open conversation during which we will touch the subjects of individuation and the fundamental role of love in that process. We will also reflect on the power of art/film to connect us to our deep emotions, all of which may help us understand the universality of certain life experiences (a.k.a. archetypal phases of life). This may also help us experience how the auteur film maker creates art when he or she re-presents history’s facts.
- Achieve a better understanding of Jung’s notion of the Individuation Process
- Through an appreciation of how film can generate a deep connection between our emotions and our thinking achieve a deeper psychological understanding of life’s experiences
- Learn about a film director as Auteur and understand the value of and why an auteur might modify the facts of history
Danila Crespi, M.Psy., LMHC
Danila Crespi, M.Psy., LMHC is a Jungian senior analyst, member of the IAAP and the IRSJA. She has a private practice in Miami Beach where she can work in English, Spanish, Italian, and French. Danila was born in Italy, educated in France, and lived in several Latin American countries – mainly Venezuela where her children were born. She has lived in the United States since 2001.
Scott Feaster has his doctorate in Comparative Arts, the domain of architecture, literature, music, painting, and sculpture. Out of this background, he has taught English and film for three decades at Broward College. He has authored two books on film and Jung and one on Shakespeare and Jung.
CINEMA PARADISO (Savor Cinema)
503 Southeast 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
From I-95: Take Broward Blvd, East to Andrews (after the RR tracks)
then RIGHT onto Andrews Ave
then LEFT onto E. Las Olas Blvd,
then RIGHT onto SE 3rd Avenue,
then LEFT onto SE 6th Street to 503 SE 6th Street.
There is plenty of public parking.
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The Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida is a Not-For-Profit organization that serves the wider community by presenting lectures, workshops, and discussions to address psychological, social and spiritual issues and provide a forum for personal reflection and growth inspired by C.G. Jung's Analytical Psychology.
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Hallandale FL 33008