Safe

Film/Video

Image courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Image courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Safe

Discussion with David Filipi follows
(Todd Haynes, 1995)

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.

Fri, Apr 5, 2013 7 PM

Voted “Best Film of the Decade” in a 1999 Village Voice Film Poll, Safe details a wealthy suburban housewife’s physical and psychological breakdown as she develops multiple chemical sensitivities.

Through a masterfully ambiguous and unsettling tone, the film upends the conventions of both “disease of the week” and psychological/environmental horror movies. Julianne Moore stars, in a defining performance. Director of Film/Video David Filipi and Brad Prestwich, MD candidate in Ohio State’s College of Medicine, lead a discussion after the screening. (119 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.

Viewing Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

The Wex is closed Thu, Dec 25, and Thu, Jan 1, but our galleries will be open Fri, Dec 26, through Tue, Dec 30, 10 AM–8 PM. Learn more about our holiday hours here.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection closes Dec 31. Don't miss the exhibition artnet named among the world's 25 "must-see shows."