‘Three Minutes: A Lengthening’ Film Screening

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CPU Camden Psychotherapy Unit

08 October 2023

Time: 10:00 - 13:00

Price: £35


Everyman Cinema Belsize Park
203 Haverstock Hill

United Kingdom

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Join us for a morning of the screening of critically acclaimed ‘Three Minutes: A Lengthening’ followed by a discussion with movie director and producer Bianca Stigter, Actress and CPU Ambassador Helena Bonham Carter and Psychoanalyst, Academic and Author Josh Cohen.

Three Minutes: A Lengthening presents a home movie shot by David Kurtz in 1938 in a Jewish town in Poland and tries to postpone its ending. As long as we are watching, history is not over yet. The three minutes of footage, mostly in color, are the only moving images left of the Jewish inhabitants of Nasielsk before the Holocaust. The existing three minutes are examined to unravel the human stories hidden in the celluloid. The footage is imaginatively edited to create a film that lasts more than an hour. Different voices enhance the images. Glenn Kurtz, grandson of David Kurtz, provides his knowledge of the footage. Maurice Chandler, who appears in the film as a boy, shares his memories. Actress Helena Bonham Carter narrates the film essay.

Bianca Stigter, Lady McQueen is a Dutch writer, film director and producer from Amsterdam. She is known for Three Minutes: A Lengthening (2021), Widows (2018) and 12 Years a Slave (2013).

Helena Bonham Carter is one of the UK’s finest and most successful actresses of her time . Known for her roles in independent films and blockbusters, especially period dramas, she is the recipient of various accolades, including a British Academy Film Award and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards, four British Academy Television Awards, nine Golden Globe Awards, and five Primetime Emmy Awards.

Josh Cohen is a psychoanalyst in private practice, and Professor of Modern Literary Theory at Goldsmiths University of London. He is the author of numerous books and articles on modern literature, psychoanalysis and cultural theory. His books include How to Read Freud and The Private Life. He has written for Guardian, New Statesman and TLS and appeared on BBC Radio 4. He lives in London.

A rich morning awaits!

Organised by CPU

CPU offers free and low fee psychoanalytic psychotherapy. We have been in existence since 1969, providing short and long term psychotherapy to people facing emotional distress and personal difficulties. We provide treatment to over a hundred people annually. Those who come to us may be suffering from relationship problems, depression, anxiety, social isolation, eating disorders, trauma, abuse and other issues.

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