More Alive Than Dead


Mary D. Fisher TheatreMon, Nov 6, 2017 4:00 PM Event Date Passed  
Film Info
Event Type:Film
Film Type:Documentary Feature
Release Year:2017
Run Time:66 minutes
Production Country:Israel
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Tzachi Schiff


Was Freud a revolutionary genius who changed our thinking by positing how unconscious processes drive our behavior, a revolutionary who sought to release humanity from the mind-forged shackles of oppression, religion, and hypocrisy? Or was he a greedy, devious, charlatan who stole theories from others? Or both? Even today, almost 80 years after his death, many venerate Freud and his teachings while others revile the man and his legacy.

Media coverage, a fine script, in-depth interviews, and astoundingly clever animation ask us to question whether Freud should be revered or damned. The film reminds us how his writings and ideas continue to affect countless aspects of our lives and our culture. Although he died in 1939, his presence makes him "More Alive Than Dead". (USA/Israel/Argentina/France/UK, 2017, 66 minutes)

Accompanied by the short film UNDER THE TREE
“Under the Tree” tells the heart warming story of how an elderly widower, transplanted from Russia to Israel, deal with the loss of his wife and his unfolding journey to re-enter life. The film beautifully touches on universal issues of senior relationships, loss, loneliness, hope, and connection. (Israel, 2017, 18 minutes)