Film therapies

What is the role of scientific and medical knowledge in the movies? And what is the role of cinema in the generation, distribution and management of this knowledge?

In April, every Tuesday evening (except 23) the Ateneu Barcelonès and the Centre d' Història de la Ciència (CEHIC-UAB invites us to 'Film Therapies. II film, science and medicine series', a cycle that aims to explore how film reflects on science and health, and how it contributes to the construction process of this knowledge.

All sessions are free and will begin at 19:30 in the Sala Oriol Bohigas the Ateneu Barcelonès (C / Canuda, 6).

1. Presentation of the cycle: the fascination of fear
Tuesday April 2 19.30
Presenter / Moderator: Carlos Tabernero (CEHIC)
Ansiktet (face) of Ingmar Bergman, 1958, 100 minutes.

Ansiktet (Ingmar Bergman, 1958), is an invitation to explore, from a historical standpoint, the complex relationship between the film and the generation and management of scientific and medical knowledge.

2. Stories of atoms

Tuesday, 9 April 19.30
Presenter / Moderator: Xavier Roque (CEHIC)
A is for Atom (Carl Urbano, 1953) and The War Game (Peter Watkins, 1965)

A is for Atom (Carl Urbano, 1953) and The War Game (Peter Watkins, 1965), two films are virtually unknown to the general public. However, and especially with the possibility of seeing them together, we have the potential to get into the complicated and often contradictory cultural construction mechanisms of nuclear physics in the middle of the last century.

3. The doomsday machine

Tuesday 16 April 19.30
Presenter / Moderator: Agustí Nieto (CEHIC)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Red phone, flew to Moscow?) Stanley Kubrick, 1964, 93 minutes.

Dr Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964), located at the height of the cold war in the twentieth century, invites us to reflect critically on our relations of fascination and horror with technology and its sociocultural implications.

[On April 23 there is no act, because the festival of Sant Jordi]

4. Welcome to Therapy

Presenter / Moderator: Fernando Vidal (CEHIC)
The Man with Two Brains (Carl Reiner, 1983, 93 minutes)
Tuesday, April 30, 19.30 h

In The man with two brains, Carl Reiner poses a trip to the bottom of the human condition through a very particular way, and not very widespread, to understand the brain from a biological and physiological level.

Series 'coordinated by Carlos Tabernero (CEHIC) and Michele Catanzaro / Francesc Solà (Ateneu Barcelonès).

Further information: ARBAN / Centro de Historia de la Ciencia

Publication date: Tuesday, 02 April 2013
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