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PITY

Screening and Panel Discussion


PITY is a fascinating, nihilistic comedy about an upper class lawyers who, after enduring a family tragedy, develops a perverse dependency upon the compassion of others.  Join the Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry’s panel of philosophers and psychologists as they try to decipher what this minimalist film tells us about the relation between happiness and suffering, the complexity of human emotions, and the perversions to which they are subject. This event was made possible by a collaboration with the Denver Film Festival.

Panelists:

Dr. Rebecca Vartabedian (Philosophy, Regis College)

Dr. Randi Smith (Psychology, MSU Denver) 

Dr. James Reid (Philosophy, MSU Denver)

Dr. Vincent Piturro (Film Studies, MSU Denver)

(Moderated by Dr. Adam Graves)

Date: November 5th, 2018

 

FILM SCREENING: 2:15pm (NO LATE SEATING)

Denver Pavillions

500 16th St Mall, Denver, CO 80202

 

DISCUSSION: 4:00pm 

McNichols Civic Center 

144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202

As always, D-phi will secure entry for students, free of charge- email dphi@msudenver.edu for free tickets!

Tickets are also available for purchase here.


 


Behind the Curve

Screening and Panel Discussion


Conspiracy theories are nothing new, but they seem to play an increasingly prominent role in our social and political experience.  So what makes conspiracy theorists tick?  Why are conspiracy theories so popular in the so-called age of information?  And what do they tell us about knowledge, belief, human nature and society?  Come join D-phi’s expert panel of philosophers, psychologists and social scientists as they help us unpack fascinating questions raised by the timely documentary BEHIND THE CURVE. This event was made possible by a collaboration with the Denver Film Festival.

Panelists:

Dr. Karen Adkins (Philosophy, Regis College)

Dr. Bethany Fleck (Psychology, MSU Denver) 

Dr. Jere Surber (Philosophy, University of Denver)

Dr. Desiré Anastasia (Sociology, MSU Denver)

Dr. Christopher Jennings (Communication, MSU Denver)

(Moderated by Dr. Adam Graves)

Date: November 6th, 2018

 

FILM SCREENING: 4:00pm (NO LATE SEATING)

Denver Pavillions

500 16th St Mall, Denver, CO 80202

 

DISCUSSION: 6:00pm 

McNichols Civic Center 

144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202

As always, D-phi will secure entry for students, free of charge- email dphi@msudenver.edu for free tickets!

Tickets are also available for purchase here.