THE FORUM FOR MOVIES AND MIND (formerly THE FORUM FOR THE PSYCHOANALYTIC STUDY OF FILM) is an international interdisciplinary organization that is open to everyone. The Forum studies the ways in which explorations of the mind in such fields as psychoanalysis, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, genetics, and evolution help us understand film and the ways in which film itself opens up explorations of the mind. The organization is also concerned with the visual arts and the new technologies for the motion picture. The intents of the Forum are several: to explore these subjects, get a dialogue going between people in the humanities and sciences, and to make the study of film part of today's exciting intellectual developments. The organization provides opportunities for members to exchange ideas via screenings, conferences and our journal, Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind. About 500 people have been active members during the past ten years.
In our programs, film screenings are followed by audience discussions, guided by film scholars, psychotherapists, psychologists, scientists, and art historians. Members of the Forum, including Bernardo Bertolucci, have led or participated in discussions of more than 200 films in most of the major cities in the U.S. and many abroad. We have co-sponsored programs with: The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the New School in New York City; The American Film Institute, The Smithsonian Institution, The National Gallery of Art, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, and Georgetown, George Washington and American Universities in Washington D.C.; and the Mill Valley Film Festival in California. Our members have also collaborated with The American Psychiatric Association, The American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytic Association.
Many of our members have used films as adjuncts to teaching students of medicine, social work, psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience. We have joined with filmmakers and scholars in workshops, for our members to learn more about filmmaking and film theory.
For information about the Forum, contact Bruce Sklarew at firstname.lastname@example.org
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