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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.


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.