From Page to Screen: Boy Erased

David Donovan, Trey Hock, Kaite Stover
Searching the Psyche Through Cinema
This year’s Searching the Psyche Through Cinema screening-and-discussion series wraps up with the film adaptation (2018; R) of Garrard Conley’s Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family. It follows the son of a Baptist preacher who is outed and forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program.
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Reception: 
Following
Program: 
1:30 pm

The Library wraps up this year’s Searching the Psyche Through Cinema series with a final screening and discussion of a film adapted from a book, the quietly powerful drama Boy Erased (2018; R; 115 min.). Based on Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family by Garrard Conley, it follows the son of a Baptist preacher (Lucas Hedges) who is outed as gay to his parents (Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman) and is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program.

Post-screening discussion is led by psychoanalyst David Donovan; filmmaker and critic Trey Hock; and the Library’s director of readers’ services, Kaite Stover.

Presented in partnership with the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center.