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Who Killed Reality? An Exploration of Nihilism in Four American Films

March 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

The Joseph Campbell Foundation Mythological RoundTable® Group of OPUS

at Pacifica Graduate Institute presents:

Aaron Kemp, Ph.D.

“Who Killed Reality? An Exploration of Nihilism through Four American Films”

Sunday, March 24, 2019

5:30-7:30pm

801 Ladera Lane Santa Barbara CA 93108

Classroom G

Free & Open to the Public

In this presentation Dr. Kemp re-imagines the dehumanizing trends of modern history

through four contemporary film narratives: There Will Be Blood, Apocalypse Now,

American Psycho, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Through this mythological history he

explores the psychopathologies behind our current social, political and economic crisis in

an attempt to answer the central philosophical question of our time, “Who killed reality?”

Aaron Kemp, Ph.D. is a philosopher, scholar, and filmmaker living in Los Angeles,

California. He began his film career by directing and editing short documentaries while

working on a forest service Hotshot crew in rural Northern California. Aaron has an

undergraduate degree in film and video production and received his Doctorate in

Mythological Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute in December of 2018. His recently

published dissertation focuses on the relationship between depth psychology, film,

politics, and philosophy.

Details

Date:
March 24
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
www.opusarchives.org/events

Organizer

OPUS Archives
Phone:
805 . 969. 5750
Email:
d.deimler@opusarchives.org
Website:
www.opusarchives.org

Venue

Opus Archives at Pacifica Graduate Institute
801 Ladera Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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Phone:
805 . 969. 5750
Website:
www.opusarchives.org

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