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)!
For more information contact: debbie.rashcovsky [at] mcgill.ca or 514-398-6047 or go to www.neuroevents.mcgill.ca