The Southwest Region of CSPP
will hold the first 2017 meeting of
the Fairfield County Film Club
Date: January 15
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Location: 1912 Shippan Avenue, Stamford
To be discussed: Indignation is the critically acclaimed film based on Philip Roth's late novel. Indignation takes place in 1951, as Marcus Messner (Logan Lerman), a brilliant working class Jewish boy from Newark, New Jersey, travels on scholarship to a small, conservative college in Ohio, thus exempting him from being drafted into the Korean War. But once there, Marcus's growing infatuation with his beautiful classmate Olivia Hutton (Sarah Gadon), and his clashes with the college's imposing Dean, Hawes Caudwell (Tracy Letts), put his and his family's best laid plans to the ultimate test. In considering the unhappiness that unfolds, the film catalogues a number of psychological and social factors. Sexual urges and their suppression are the most active elements in Schamus’s film. The war inevitably recedes into the background leaving the viewer with the feeling that the source of the horrors of war lies hidden somewhere in the psycho-sexual landscape.“Indignation” is a perfect movie for a psychoanalytical audience. A rich, passionate exploration of a young man’s coming of age in a society at war.
The movie is available on iTunes and Amazon instant video and on DVD and Blu Ray. Please view the film before the meeting.
The Film Club is open to all CSPP members and you do not have to have attended earlier meetings to take part.
RSVP to Susanne Weil at
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