Florida Tech Offer s Post-Groundhog Day Movie Treat
– Florida Tech’s new film discussion series, Psycho-Cinema: Psychology and the Movies, will present its spring semester movie, Groundhog Day, on Thursday,
Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. The screening and discussion will take place in the Skurla Aeronautics Bldg. auditorium, Room A110.
The 1993 romantic comedy is rated No. 34 on the American Film Institute’s list of America ‘s 100 funniest movies. Star Bill Murray plays obnoxious
weatherman Phil Conners, who is sent to Punxsutawney , Pa. to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities. A surprise blizzard traps him in the small town
as he is ensnared in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life. Conners awakes the next morning to find it’s Groundhog Day all over again, and
again, and again. Andie McDowell provides the romantic interest.
Florida Tech School of Psychology faculty members Dr. Thomas Peake, Dr. James Oelschlager, Gene Shepherd M.D. and doctoral student, James Ferro, will be on
hand to lead a discussion with the audience. The movie and refreshments are free.
Peake originated the film series, which evolved out of his long-standing love of the movies, the humanity they reveal and the lessons they teach. His book,
Cinema and Life Stages: Healing Lives and Training Therapies , is due to be published this spring by Praeger/Grenwood Publishers inn Westport, Conn.
The Skurla Building is located on the corner of University Blvd. and Country Club Rd. For more information, call (321) 674-8142.