December 19, 2017
DECEMBER MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
9:30 – 11:30 AM (Doors open at 9 AM)
Sea Gate Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
3015 West 28th Street
Max Alvarez, Author and Film Historian
“The Therapeutic Power of Cinema”
Please join us as we welcome Max Alvarez for a wonderful presentation.
Join film and society historian Max Alvarez as he discusses movies which have powerfully and eloquently addressed medical challenges and obstacles. These include films about visual impairment (The Miracle Worker, Scent of a Woman, Dancer in the Dark), hearing impairment (Children of a Lesser God, Beyond Silence), and physical disabilities (The Men, My Left Foot, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly).
The son of a neuropsychologist and clinical psychologist, Max Alvarez is author of The Crime Films of Anthony Mann(University Press of Mississippi, 2013) and teaches film history for John Jay College's Sundays at JASA (Jewish Association Serving the Aging) continuing education program in Manhattan. He has presented film talks for 20 years for such organizations as The Smithsonian Institution, the New York Public Library System, and other cultural organizations. He is also the former film curator for National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.