The Neuro Film Series


Montreal Neurological Institute 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

The Neuro Film Series presents Wit. Based on the Margaret Edson play, the film focuses on Vivian Bearing, a literal, hardnosed English professor who has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. During the story, she reflects on her reactions to the cycle the cancer takes, the treatments, and significant events in her life. The other main characters in the film are the people that watch over her are in their role as doctor, nurse and the films head doctor, Harvey Kelekian. Vivian comes to understand that in her time of greatest need, human compassion is of more profound importance than intellectual wit.

Our host for this film, Dr. Bernard Lapointe, Director of Palliative Care McGill, Chief of the Marjorie & Gerald Bronfman Division of Palliative Care, Jewish General Hospital first became involved with the care of the dying in 1985 while working in one of Montreal’s busiest AIDS clinics, La Clinique Médicale l’Actuel.  Dr. Lapointe will bring his vast professional experience to bear at a discussion he will lead following the films end.  An opportunity for questions and comments will follow.

Discover Science at the movies on February 16, 6:30 pm at the Neuro Film Series!

Neuro Movie Nights are free and snacks can be purchased (including wraps and popcorn)!

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Debbie Rashcovsky
Montreal Neurological Institute
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