From Page to Screen: Disobedience

Reed Maxwell, Lonita Cook, Kaite Stover
Searching the Psyche Through Cinema
This year’s Searching the Psyche Through Cinema screening-and-discussion series continues with the film adaptation (2007; R) of Naomi Alderman’s novel Disobedience, the story of a woman who returns to the Orthodox Jewish community in London that she fled as a child.
Sunday, February 9, 2020
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Following
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1:30 pm

The Library continues this year’s Searching the Psyche Through Cinema series – featuring films adapted from books – with the 2017 drama Disobedience (R, 114 min.). Taken from Naomi Alderman’s novel of the same name, it’s the story of a woman (Rachel Weisz) who returns to the Orthodox Jewish community in London that she fled as a child. An awkward homecoming gets more complicated when she discovers that the former classmate (Rachel McAdams) with whom she had a teenage romance has married a mutual childhood friend and her rabbi-father’s protégé (Alessandro Nivola).

Post-screening discussion is led by psychoanalytic candidate Reed Maxwell; film critic Lonita Cook; and the Library’s director of readers’ services, Kaite Stover.

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