The Rubin Black Moon
1975, France, Louis Malle, 100 min.
Starring Cathryn Harrison, Therese Giehse and Alexandra Stewart
Introduced by neuropsychoanalyst Maggie Zellner
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- Lily’s adventures are loosely inspired by Alice in Wonderland, a template for the illusion of childhood.
- The film was shot in Malle's own 200-year-old manor house and Malle's surrounding 225-acre estate in the Dordogne valley in Quercy, near Cahors.
- Lily, “I don't mean to be rude, but you're not very graceful. In my books, unicorns are slim and white.” Unicorn, “Ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh. The most beautiful things in the world, are the most useless. Peacocks and lilies for instance.”
About the Speaker
Margaret R. Zellner, Ph.D., L.P., is a licensed psychoanalyst in private practice in New York, and a behavioral neuroscientist. She is the Executive Director of the Neuropsychoanalysis Foundation in New York City, and editor of the journal Neuropsychoanalysis. Maggie is a member of the Adjunct Faculty of The Rockefeller University. She has developed a specialty in teaching neuroscience to psychotherapists, and takes every opportunity to link complex intrapsychic processes to underlying brain mechanisms, so she gets to use terms like “object relations” and “orbitofrontal cortex” in the same sentence.