The Rubin Screening of Hall + Dutton
Screening of Hall + Dutton
Presented in association with the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science
Michael C. Hall and Kevin Dutton discuss the emotional lives of psychopaths and serial killers. They relate the scientific understanding of a serial killer's mind to M.C. Hall's character Dexter and explore the impulses that drive them to kill.This is a screening of a previously recorded talk from the 2012 conversation series, Happy Talk. Post-screening discussion with Dr. Pilar Jennings, member of the core faculty at the Nalanda Institute Four Year Program in Sustainable Happiness.
About The Speaker
Pilar Jennings, Ph.D., is a psychoanalyst in private practice who has focused on the clinical applications of Buddhist meditation. She received her Ph.D. in Psychiatry and Religion from Union Theological Seminary, and has been working with patients and their families through the Harlem Family Institute since 2004. Prior to this training, she earned a Masters in medical anthropology from Columbia University, where she focused on illness narratives, and a Bachelor’s in interdisciplinary writing from Barnard College of Columbia University. Pilar is a researcher at the Columbia University Center for Study of Science and Religion and Co-chair of the Columbia Faculty Seminar on the Slavery of Memory, where she explores the intergenerational transmission of trauma. She is the author of Mixing Minds: The Power of Relationship in Psychoanalysis and Buddhism.