The Neuro Film Series - K-PAX
The Neuro Film Series begins its fourth season with the film “K-PAX” on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 6:30 pm in the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre at The Neuro.
“K-PAX” is a 2001 American science fiction and mystery film directed by Iain Softley and starring Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack and Alfre Woodard. The screenplay, written by Gene Brewer and Charles Leavitt, is based on the novel by Brewer about a psychiatric patient who claims to be an alien from the planet K-PAX. During his treatment involving regression hypnosis for delusional behaviour, the patient demonstrates an outlook on life that ultimately proves inspiration for his fellow patients and especially for his psychiatrist.
Our Neuro host, Dr. Joe Makkerh is the Program Administrator of McGill’s Integrated Program in Neuroscience. Dr. Makkerh studied at Cambridge University for both his undergraduate degree and PhD. After his PhD in 1995, he research focused on cancer and arthritis. He came to The Neuro in 2000 to work with Dr. Philip Barker and became hooked on neuroscience. After a stint as lead researcher in a company developing new anti-pain drugs, he returned to McGill and The Neuro in his current position. He now considers himself an adopted neuroscientist with a broad range of interests in the field. In his spare time, he is a personal trainer and is passionate about explaining scientific concepts to members of the public and school children. Dr. Makkerh will offer comments and invite discussion about the film following it’s close.
Discover Science at the movies on October 10, 6:30 pm at the Neuro Film Series!
Neuro Movie Nights are free and snacks can be purchased (including wraps and popcorn)!
All films take place at: The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, 3801 University Street, Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre.
For more information contact: debbie [dot] rashcovsky [at] mcgill [dot] ca
We look forward to seeing you there!