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  • Brill Library Film Series

    Screening/Discussion of "The Trip to Bountiful"

    Thursday, October 17, 2013
    7:00 PM

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute and Friends of the Abraham A. Brill Library present a film screening and discussion of the 1985 film adaptation of Horton Foote's beloved play "The Trip to Bountiful."

    Dr. Muriel Gold Morris, a psychoanalyst and member of New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, discusses the film and her unique connection to the dramatist.

    $10 donation

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
    247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
    The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


    Dr. Morris' interest in Horton Foote's work led to her contacting the playwright and having a meaningful correspondence with him in his later years. She will elaborate in the characters' psychodynamics, which are themes that Foote focused on and emphasized repeatedly throughout his writing career. In "The Trip to Bountiful," they include: longing for an idealized past, marital disappointment due to parental over- control and disapproval, ambivalent parent-child relations, unexplained infertility and mysterious illness, chronic depression, and mourning over death in early childhood. Foote's plots and naturalistic dialogues made his plays compelling, true-to-life, and greatly admired by audiences and performers alike.
    MURIEL GOLD MORRIS, M.D., is a psychoanalyst in private practice and a member of New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. Dr. Morris is Chair of the A.A. Brill Library and serves on the Intake Committee of the NYPSI Treatment Center. She teaches courses at NYPSI on Psychosomatic Pathology, Eating Disorders, and Psychological Themes in the Work of Jane Austen. Her interests in family pathology, infertility, and adoption have become popular lectures on the works of Horton Foote and Edward Albee. Her publications include “Psychoanalytic and Literary Perspectives on Procreation Conflicts in Women” (Psychoanalytic Review, February 1997) and a recent paper “Denial of Fatality in Cases of Eating Disorders” was presented at the American Psychoanalytic Association in January 2013. Dr. Morris graduated from Columbia University Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research.

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