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The Coolidge Corner Theatre continues the fall season of its popular Science on Screen series with a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic psychological thriller MARNIE. Before the film, noted psychoanalyst Phillip Freeman will talk about the use of the language of cinema to cultivate a sense of disorientation that lends depth to the film’s narrative of traumatic memory.

Marnie Edgar (Tippi Hedren) is a habitual thief who uses her ample charm and good looks to gain the trust of her employers, only to rob them. She eventually meets her match in Mark Rutland (Sean Connery), a publisher who decides to observe her more closely rather than turn her in to the police. After marrying her, Mark gradually uncovers incidents from Marnie’s childhood that are to blame for her split personality.

Phillip Freeman is a psychiatrist and a supervising and training psychoanalyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute. He has faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School and at the Boston University Medical School where he was director of Medical Student Education and a vice chair in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Freeman consults to the production of films and plays in the Boston area. His private practice is in Newton, Massachusetts.

With Science on Screen, the Coolidge presents a feature film or documentary with a basis in science, paired with commentary by notable figures from the worlds of science, medicine, and technology. This monthly series is co-presented by The Museum of Science, Boston and New Scientist magazine.

Tickets are available in advance at the box office or online at www.coolidge.org/science.

Official Website: http://www.coolidge.org

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