(Edmund Goulding, 1939)
The Snake Pit
(Anatole Litvak, 1948)
Find out why medical students and practitioners are turning to the humanities (especially narrative studies of literature, film, and comix), and see how the arts and humanities have often honed in on stories of patients, doctors, and other health care practitioners. This series of screenings and events illuminates an exciting new “narrative medicine” movement based on the premise that narrative competence enhances medical competence even as medical experiences reshape narrative forms. The series complements a two-day multidisciplinary conference.
Dark Victory stars Bette Davis as a spoiled heiress diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor. Her doctor (George Brent) decides to keep her prognosis a secret, offering many opportunities for drama and melodrama. Also with Humphrey Bogart. (104 mins., 35mm)
Responsible for many reforms in the mental health field (due to its portrayal of troubling hospital conditions), The Snake Pit features Olivia de Havilland as a young woman confined to an insane asylum with no memory of how she got there. (108 mins., 35mm)
Sponsored by Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center, College of Medicine, Student Health Services, Wexner Center for the Arts, Department of Classics, Department of English and its Project Narrative, Department of French and Italian, Humanities Institute, Digital Storytelling Program (a cooperative effort of the Digital Union and University Libraries), Film Studies Program, Popular Culture Studies, Disability Studies (a program of DISCO, the Disability & Identity Studies Cooperative), and Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Support provided by an Ohio State University Arts and Humanities Research Enhancement Grant.
$8 general public
Rohauer Collection Foundation
American Airlines/American Eagle
GENERAL SUPPORT FOR
THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council