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Come one, come all to Movie + Discussion Nights at Public Conversations!

This post was submitted by Public Conversations Project’s Chloe Kanas via NCDD’s add-to-blog form

Once a month, Public Conversations Project hosts Movie + Discussion Night, an activity open to the public. On these nights, we gather in Watertown, MA to watch films that raise issues about diversity, bridging differences, and relating to others in stressful personal and social contexts. In the discussion that follows, the group considers the impact of these issues on how we live together in families and as members of the human community.

What:  Movie screening and group discussion

When:  One Thursday each month, 7 to 10 p.m.

Where:  Conversation Place, 51 Kondazian St., Watertown, MA. Free parking is available on-street, and across the street in the lot at 46 Kondazian Street.

Who:  Anyone interested!

Cost:  Free ($45 for three hours of CE credits)

CE credits: 3 CE credits are available for psychologists, nurses, educators, MA licensed drug and alcohol counselors, substance abuse counselors, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists and social workers. Cost is $45. To pay in advance, register at the link below.

RSVP:  Registration is encouraged, but not required. Register for the screening you’d like to attend here: http://www.therapytrainingboston.com/movie-night-schedule

Upcoming Screenings:

April 19: Crash
Co-host: Public Conversations’ Natalie Russ

Tensions erupt when the tangled lives of a Brentwood housewife, her district attorney husband, a Persian shopkeeper, two police men, a pair of carjackers and a Korean couple converge over a 36-hour period in the diverse metropolis of post-9/11 Los Angeles. Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Thandie Newton and Terrence Howard co-star in this Oscar-winning Best Picture from writer-director Paul Haggis.

May 24: Babies
Co-hosts: Dr. John Sargent and Dr. Neha Sharma, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Tufts Medical Center

Documentary filmmaker Thomas Balmes charts the simultaneous early development of four babies from different parts of the world, illustrating what makes human life unique, similar and precious wherever it occurs. Training his camera on newborns Hattie from San Francisco, Ponijao from Namibia, Bayarjargal from Mongolia and Mari from Tokyo, Balmes captures everything from first screaming breaths to first steps.

June 21: City Island
Co-host: Sallyann Roth, Senior Associate at Public Conversations Project

When he recognizes his son, Tony (Steven Strait)–whom he hasn’t seen in more than 20 years–among a crop of new inmates in the jail where he works, Vince Rizzo (Andy Garcia) decides to bring the troubled young man home with him, much to the surprise of his wife and kids. Writer-director Raymond De Felitta helms by this offbeat comedy that also stars Julianna Margulies, Emily Mortimer, Dominik Garcia-Lorido and Alan Arkin.

More information on Movie + Discussion Night: http://www.publicconversations.org/news/movie-dialogue

Feel free to contact ckanas@publicconversations.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

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