Philosophize about Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Friday 25!

Philm: Philosophy and Film at the East Side Institute
with Chris Helm and Rafael Mendez

Friday, June 25, 6:30pm
920 Broadway, 14th floor (betw. 20 & 21 Streets)
Suggested Donation, $12.00
Reserve your seat now!

It’s Friday-night-at-the-movies with a philosophical and methodological twist! Enjoy a favorite film, followed by some playful, philosophical conversation.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)… The subversive spirit of rock lives on in this merry satire and powerful drama. When gender is up for grabs, where do we look for identity?

Christine Helm earned an M.A. in Anthropology and Education and an M.Ed. in Applied Anthropology at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is director of the Enterprise Center at the Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY and teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Chris is a faculty member for the Institute’s International Class and Therapist Training Program.

Rafael Mendez is an associate professor and coordinator of psychology at Bronx Community College, his alma mater. He earned his doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology at Boston University in 1983 and was a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School at Children’s Hospital in Boston. He’s a trained social therapist practicing at the Brooklyn Social Therapy Group and is on the faculty of the East Side Institute where he assists in leading Fred Newman’s Developmental Philosophy Group.

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