Festival of Scholars

An annual celebration of research, scholarship, and creativity

Reel Madness: Loving as Madness With Don Juan DeMarco

Date: Monday, April 29, 2013
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Preus-Brandt Forum
Description: One portraying a man with Don Juan's personality and the other a man with obsessive-compulsive disorder, Johnny Depp and Jack Nicholson reveal in two Oscar-nominated films that the "best part of love is losing all sense of reality." Marlon Brando and Faye Dunaway co-star with Depp in “Don Juan DeMarco” (1994), and Helen Hunt and Greg Kinnear join Nicholson in “As Good as It Gets” (1997). On each of two evenings, the Reel Madness series will show a film, followed by discussion by a panel of CLU professors from various disciplines.

On this first evening, “Don Juan DeMarco” will be shown. Love as a social aberration and psychotic fascination. Shortly before retiring, a psychiatrist encounters a man who has attempted suicide. Who believes himself to be Don Juan, the fabled lover. Move over Don Quixote, a strange character inversion in this wonderous play on personality disorder.

Free movie, popcorn and comments following by Drs. Jamie Bedics (Faculty, Graduate Psychology), Michael Gerson (Faculty, Graduate Psychology) and Herb Gooch (Faculty, Political Science).

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