First Year Cafe Nights(7)

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Program #12:

Film Screening: "Flight From Death"
Presented by Emanuele Castano and Sheldon Solomon

A documentary film that investigates the relationship of human violence to fear of death, as related to subconscious influences. The film's purpose is to investigate humankind's relationship with death, and is heavily influenced by the views of cultural anthropologist Ernest Becker. In addition to interviews with a number of contemporary philosophers, psychiatrists and teachers such as Sam Keen, Robert J. Lifton, Irvin Yalom, Merlyn Mowrey and Daniel Liechty, the film introduces the viewer to a group of social psychologists, who conduct research in support of what they call Terror management theory (terror in this case not being terrorism, but rather emotional and psychological reaction to mortality awareness). Directed by Patrick Shen. 2003. 89 min.

Lang Café, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, ground floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street)

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served