From Page to Screen: The Outsiders

Manuel Morales, Abby Olcese
Searching the Psyche Through Cinema
This year’s Searching the Psyche Through Cinema screening-and-discussion series continues with the film adaptation (1983; PG) of S.E. Hinton’s genre-busting, coming-of-age novel The Outsiders. Set in 1950s Oklahoma, it follows the conflict between a group of working-classing teens known as the Greasers and the rich-kid Socs (pronounced soches, short for socials).
Sunday, January 26, 2020
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Following
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1:30 pm

The month’s second Searching the Psyche Through Cinema installment features Francis Ford Coppola’s classic look at life on the outside, The Outsiders (1983; PG; 91 min.). Set in 1950s Tulsa, Oklahoma, it follows the conflict between a group of working-class teens known as the Greasers and the rich-kid Socs (pronounced soches, short for socials).

The film is based on the book by S.E. Hinton, written when she was a teen and angry about how the Socs treated greasers in her high school. The post-screening discussion is led by psychoanalyst Manuel Morales and film critic Abby Olcese.

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