Every spring, the Museum of Fine Arts proudly presents Hollywood Scriptures, a series of films curated by faculty in the Department of Professional Psychology at William James College. This year, the theme of the series is Migrations.

Nearly 65 million people are currently displaced from their homes by war and persecution — more than at any time since World War II. The films in this year’s series present the migration stories of individuals and families from around the world, desperate to escape the turmoil of war, oppression and persecution, and the physical and emotional journeys they experience along the way.

The lineup includes such acclaimed films as Philippe Faucon’s César-winning Fatima, about a single mother from Morocco who faces prejudice and cultural upheaval when she relocates to France; Oscar nominee Fire At Sea, an unforgettable documentary about the harrowing journeys undertaken by European migrants; and Dheepan, a film about a soldier who poses as the husband and father of two other refugees to escape war-torn Sri Lanka to France — winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

Each screening is followed by a discussion with William James College faculty members examining the film through the lens of professional psychology.



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In This Series

Film Still from fatima


Thursday, April 13, 2017
6:30 pm9:00 pm

Directed by Philippe Faucon (France/Canada, 2015, 79 min.).

When I Saw You Film Still


When I Saw You
Friday, April 14, 2017
6:30 pm9:15 pm

Directed by Annemarie Jacir (Palestine, 2012, 98 min.).


Fire at Sea
Saturday, April 15, 2017
11:00 am2:00 pm

Documentary directed by Gianfranco Rosi (Italy, 2016, 108 min.).

Dheepan Film Still


Sunday, April 16, 2017
11:00 am2:00 pm

Directed by Jacques Audiard (France, 2015, 115 min.).