Film: Hanif Kureishi's "My Son, The Fanatic"
A Dialogue With Psychoanalysts About Contemporary Topics
Cultures in Conflict: Hanif Kureishi's, "My Son, The Fanatic"
A film showing, followed by audience discussion
Presenters: Dwarakanath G. Rao, M.D.
and Jolyn Wagner, M.D.
Screenwriter Hanif Kureishi is probably best known for “My Beautiful Laundrette.” With “My Son, The Fanatic,” Kureishi turns his attention towards religious fanaticism and sketches its roots in a film about conflict between a father who is an immigrant outsider eager to assimilate, and a son who finds inspiration in religious fanaticism. The film explores the war between generations through the immigrant’s strivings for sexual freedom, dignity and equality.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2002
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
THE ANN ARBOR OFFICE
204 East Washington (between 5th and 4th Avenue)