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  • Brill Library Film Series

    Screening/Discussion of "The Rules of the Game"

    Thursday, May 16, 2013
    7:00 PM

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute and Friends of the Abraham A. Brill Library present a film screening and discussion of Jean Renoir's 1939 classic The Rules of the Game (La Règle du jeu) with George Mandelbaum.

    Dr. Mandelbaum will examine the structure of The Rules of the Game through reference to the psychoanalytic concept of the "Primal Scene" and will examine the characters' interactions in the film as well as its value.

    $ 10 Donation

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
    247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
    The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


    Jean Renoir (1894-1979), son of the painter Pierre-August Renoir, put a great deal of himself into The Rules of the Game, his masterpiece about upper crust French society. He produced the film through his newly formed production company, wrote the screenplay out of his own imagination, directed the film and played a major role in it as the character Octave.

    Orson Welles referred to Jean Renoir as “...the greatest of European directors: very probably the greatest of all directors.” Truffaut called The Rules of the Game “the film of films.” It is the only film to have appeared consistently on the Sight and Sound poll of the greatest films ever made.
    GEORGE MANDELBAUM received his BA summa cum laude from University of Minnesota and his MA and PhD from Columbia University, where he studied as a Faculty Fellow. He is a former tenured Associate Professor of English and Humanities at Mercy College. His research has been published in American Imago and The International Journal of Psychoanalysis. Mandelbaum's recent paper, “Some Observations on Value and Greatness in Drama,” was published in the April 2011 issue of The International Journal of Psychoanalysis. Dr. Mandelbaum has taught two extension courses at NYPSI, one on Eugene O'Neill's Long Day’s Journey into Night and one on August Strindberg’s late plays.

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