October 2013 brings an encore of our Premiere Event!
CREATURE COMFORTS & SUBLIME MYSTERIES
What can we learn from The Invisible Man on the subject of our inhibitions? What can Carrie tell us about the tyranny of harassment? What can King Kong teach us about love? What lessons relating to human somatic experience can be gleaned from the movement of zombies, werewolves and daikaiju?
Venture beyond the hero’s journey to the wisdom in the monster’s journey. The unforgettable monster characters of cinema have much to teach us about identity, grandiosity, difference, solitude, shame, family dysfunction, and other aspects of being human.
Through this multi-dimensional exploration you will be invited to:
- Enjoy film clips from across genres: horror, comedies, dramas, musicals, and animated films, in which monsters appear.
- Engage in group discussions with other monster movie fans, share your observations, reflections and personal associations.
- Learn a unique epistemology of monsters and hear about the various ways monster movies have been interpreted and used in psychology and cultural studies.
- Write; using dynamic writing exercises, explore the roles these cinematic creatures have played in our private and public worlds.
- Play with art and experiential exercises that deepen the meaning of these modern myths.
What to Expect & Bring:
This is a designed experience that will lead you on a journey of self discovery through the lens of movie monsters.
Wear loose comfortable clothing - there will be activities that invite movement.
You may want to bring a journal or notebook to record your reflections in, though loose leaf paper will be available.
As part of this creative exploration, you will be encouraged to make stuff. Art supplies will be available but if you have favorite art supplies of your own, feel free to bring them.
There will be a one hour meal break, meal not included (though light snacks will be offered during the workshop.)
Come and stretch your appreciation and connection with these models of the imagination!
About the Facilitator: Doug Ronning, MA, is a screenwriter (HBO’s Tales from the Crypt), a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#MFC 51086), and a lifelong fan of monster movies. He is currently writing a book about the life lessons found in monster movies. To hear more about the book and the inspirations for the salon, listen to Episode 20 of the Geek Therapy Podcast.
Get a jump start on Halloween with this monstrous celebration!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2013 1:00-7:00PM
2269 Market Street, San Francisco, CA
Cost (includes materials and light snacks): $50
If you have questions or to reserve a space please call Doug Ronning at (415) 902-5638
Or purchase your tickets now at EventBrite
Monster Movie Salon, is an event series that celebrates iconic movie monsters and the wonder and wisdom in their stories.