Dark Victory

Film/Video
Dark Victory

Dark Victory

Images courtesy of Warner Brothers

Dark Victory

Dark Victory

Image courtesy of Warner Brothers

Dark Victory

Dark Victory

Images courtesy of Warner Brothers

The Snake Pit

The Snake Pit

Images courtesy of 20th Century Fox

The Snake Pit

The Snake Pit

Images courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Dark Victory

(Edmund Goulding, 1939)

The Snake Pit

(Anatole Litvak, 1948)

Narrative Medicine: A Films & Comix Series

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.

Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7 PM

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.

Alberto Giacometti, Le chien (Dog), 1951 (cast 1959); Bronze; 17 ½ x 40 x 6 ¼ in.; Edition 8 of 8; Wexner Family Collection; Art © 2014 Alberto Giacometti Estate/Licensed by VAGA and ARS, New York, NY

Wexner Center members can now reserve their free tickets for Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection. Tickets go on sale to the public on Mon, Aug 25.

2001: A Space Odyssey

Don't miss 2001: A Space Odyssey—screening in glorious 70mm as part of A Summer Abroad ‘14—on Thu–Fri, Aug 28–29.

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