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From Page to Screen: Boy Erased

February 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm CST

The Library wraps up this year’s Searching the Psyche Through Cinema series with a final screening and discussion of a film adapted from a book, the quietly powerful drama Boy Erased (2018; R; 115 min.). Based on Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family by Garrard Conley, it follows the son of a Baptist preacher (Lucas Hedges) who is outed as gay to his parents (Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman) and is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program.

Post-screening discussion is led by psychoanalyst David Donovan; filmmaker and critic Trey Hock; and the Library’s director of readers’ services, Kaite Stover.

Presented in partnership with the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center.

Reception Following

Free Admission

Register Here:  https://www.kclibrary.org/node/27988/register

Details

Date:
February 23
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Website:
https://www.kclibrary.org/signature-events/page-screen-boy-erased

Organizer

Kansas City Public Library
Phone:
816-701-3400
Website:
https://www.kclibrary.org/

Venue

Plaza Branch Kansas City Public Library
4801 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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Phone:
816-701-3481
Website:
https://www.kclibrary.org/library-locations/plaza-branch