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Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

Film Benefit - Melvin Goes to Dinner

This special showing, sponsored jointly by the Association for Psychoanalytic Thought and the Academic Council, will be a benefit for the Scholarship Fund of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute.

See the movie and discuss the anatomy of a low budget independent film with screenwriter Michael Blieden, psychoanalyst Joshua Ehrlich, Ph.D. and Russ Collins, Executive Director of the Michigan Theatre.  Following the show, there will be a wine and cheese reception with the panel.

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Directed by Bob Odenkirk of “Saturday Night Live” fame, this funny yet heartfelt comedy covers topics ranging from sex, religion and infidelity to fetishes and ghosts.

Numerous awards: Selected for the Sundance Film Channel; Audience Award, 2003 South by Southwest Film Festival; Best Picture and Ensemble, 2003 Phoenix Film Festival; Best Picture: Avignon Film Festival, Independent Film Festival of Boston, Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival and Deep Ellum Film Festival

Reviews:  “An intelligent seriocomic film that, at its best, reminds of what Woody Allen used to deliver in his movies"- Variety. “Filthy, funny, alienated, and utterly about something without being the slightest bit pretentious.” - Nashville Rage.  “Laugh out loud funny" - Boston Globe.

Saturday, March 13, 2004, 1 – 4:00 PM
Screening Room, Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty, Ann Arbor 

Tickets: $50 contribution
$25 for APT members
$10 for students

Contributions of over $65/ticket will receive a DVD of the film.
All proceeds will go to the Scholarship Fund.


For information or advance ticket sales, call Nancy Blieden, (248) 352-5999 or Paula Kliger, (248) 424-0066

Special thanks to the Sundance Channel for making this event possible.