Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Academy for Film and Psychiatry


There's nothing quite like blogging in a blizzard. My house, by the way, is the one with the gutters torn off one side and draped across the front with the disconnected downspouts. You will notice that our flat roofs have been shoveled off-- makes for a fine family project in the snow-- after having the insight that another 20 inches could well cause their collapse.

So I thought I'd give a plug to Dr. Fred Miller and his Academy for Film and Psychiatry. His 'filmosophy' reads:

FILM IS NOTHING SHORT OF OUR STRUGGLE TO UNDERSTAND PEOPLE, CULTURE AND OURSELVES. FILM ENGAGES ALL OF OUR SENSES AND IN THAT WAY IS LIKE NO OTHER MEDIUM. THE PARALLELS BETWEEN THE FILMMAKER AND THE PSYCHOTHERAPIST ARE MANY. EACH IS ACUTELY AWARE (OR SHOULD BE) THAT HE OR SHE IS PRESENTING AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE HUMAN CONDITION AND ALSO THAT THE PROCESS OF UNDERSTANDING IN AND OF ITSELF IS HEALING AND FULFILLING. BOTH ARE SUBJECTS OF INTENSIVE STUDY AND ENDLESS DEBATE. ENJOY!

Film seems like as a good a thing as any to do today, so long as the power holds. Brrrr from Maryland, hon!