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February 2019

SEA Film Club – ‘Mirror’ by A. Tarkovsky (1975)

February 23 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Vout-o-Reenee’s, The Crypt (below the Church), 30 Prescot Street,
London, E1 8BB United Kingdom
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£20 – £25

Screenings will be preceded by a brief introduction Our current SEA Chair, Natasha Synesiou will present Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1975 film Mirror and facilitate a discussion after the screening.  Natasha, has researched and written on Tarkovsky’s films, including a book on Mirror Art and aesthetics are inseparable from life, they are intrinsic parts of it in fact, and films are powerful expressions of the many facets of the lifeworld and of experience. They have the power to change our lives. The SEA Film Club aims to address…

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May 2019

SEA Film Club – ‘PERSONA’ by I. Bergman (1966)

May 11 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
St Ethelburga, The Nave, 78 Bishopsgate
London, EC2N 4AG United Kingdom
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£20 – £25

With elements of psychological horror, ‘Persona’ has been the subject of considerable analysis, interpretation and debate. Released in 1966, Persona is mesmerising, luminous, strange, questioning... The film, with its themes of existential aloneness, duality, insanity and personal identity, explores cinema, the scandal of the erotic, the polarities of violence and powerlessness, reason and unreason, language and silence, the intelligible and the unintelligible. Like a poem it invites multiple interpretations. In What is Called Thinking? Heidegger looks back through Hoelderlin to early Greek poetry…

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October 2019

SEA Film Club – ‘WINGS OF DESIRE’ by W. Wenders (1987)

October 5 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Ethelburga, The Nave, 78 Bishopsgate
London, EC2N 4AG United Kingdom
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£20 – £25

Emmy van Deurzen Emmy has been an existential therapist since 1973 and she has founded several schools and many other organizations, including the Society for Existential Analysis.  She has 17 books to her name and is Principal of the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling.     "This movie struck a chord with me, when I first saw it around the time we were creating the Society for Existential Analysis. The story seemed to me profoundly existential and the atmosphere…

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