Why We Love Rom-Coms: 'Heartburn'
Manuel Morales, Abby Olcese, Kaite Stover
This year’s Searching the Psyche Through Cinema series, presented in partnership with the Greater Kansas City-Topeka Psychoanalytic Center, continues with a screening and discussion of Heartburn (1986, R, 108 min.). Based on Nora Ephron’s autobiographical novel about her second marriage, to journalist Carl Bernstein, the film spotlights two writers who meet, fall in love, start a family, and then must reevaluate their lives after the husband has an affair. Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, and Jeff Daniels star.
The post-screening discussion is led by psychoanalyst Manuel Morales, film critic Abby Olcese, and Library Director of Readers’ Services Kaite Stover.
The two-month series, featuring a selection of films mostly adapted from books, is designed to illuminate our understanding of ourselves.