Why We Love Rom-Coms: 'The Apartment'
David Donovan, Trey Hock
This year’s Searching the Psyche Through Cinema series, presented in partnership with the Greater Kansas City-Topeka Psychoanalytic Center, wraps up with a screening and discussion of The Apartment (1960, NR, 125 min.). Revolving around an insurance clerk (played by Jack Lemmon) who’s determined to climb the corporate ladder by loaning out his apartment to higher-ups for trysts, the Billy Wilder-directed film is about getting what you want – and what you never expected to get.
The post-screening discussion is led by psychoanalyst David Donovan and film critic Trey Hock.
The two-month series, featuring a selection of films mostly adapted from books, is designed to illuminate our understanding of ourselves.