Florida Tech Psycho-Cinema Presents As Good As It Gets
– Florida Tech’s film discussion series, Psycho-Cinema: Psychology and the Movies, will present the 1997 hit, As Good As It Gets, on Thursday, June 3 at 7
p.m. The screening and discussion will take place in the Skurla Aeronautics Bldg. auditorium, Room A110.
Directed by James L. Brooks, the movie stars Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt, who earned a Best Actress Academy Award. The plot revolves around a
misanthropic author (Nicholson), a single mother-waitress (Hunt) and gay artist (Greg Kinnear), who form an unlikely friendship. The film, Nicholson and
Kinnear, were all nominated for Academy Awards.
Florida Tech School of Psychology faculty members Dr. Thomas Peake and 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, was published this spring by Praeger/Greenwood Publishers in Westport, Conn., at (800)
The Skurla Building is located on the corner of University Blvd. and Country Club Rd. For more information, call (321) 674-8142.