The Virgin Suicides


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The Virgin Suicides

Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Part of the Science on Screen series.





About the Film:


In an ordinary suburban house, on a lovely tree-lined street, in the middle of 1970s America, lived the five beautiful, dreamy Lisbon sisters, whose doomed fates indelibly marked the neighborhood boys who to this day continue to obsess over them. A story of love and repression, fantasy and terror, sex and death, memory and longing. It is at its core a mystery story: a heart-rending investigation into the impenetrable, life-altering secrets of American adolescence.

There will be a discussion after the screening with Harry G. Segal, Senior Lecturer at Cornell University to talk about The Teenage mind and Adolescent Psychopathology. Audience members are encouraged to read The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides before the show!


More: Harry Segal is on faculty at Cornell where he teaches courses related to clinical psychology. He holds a doctorate in English from Yale where he wrote about the creative process in literature; he continued that work at the University of Michigan where he completed a second doctorate in psychology focusing on the clinical assessment of narrative. He loves movies and contemporary fiction and is looking forward to talking about The Virgin Suicides, both the film and the novel.

This event is part of The Little's Science on Screen series. 

Kirsten Dunst: The Virgin Suicides Trailer (2000)