MFA Film proudly presents Hollywood Scriptures, an annual spring series of films curated by faculty in the Department of Professional Psychology at William James College. The theme of this year’s series is childhood.

The contemporary study of childhood has been predominantly psychological, reflecting an individualistic, sentimentalized, ahistorical perspective on child development. The films in this series offer a nuanced view of childhood innocence, illustrating the historical and cultural dimensions of family life.

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

In This Series



April 11, 2018
6:30 pm9:20 pm

Directed by Garth Davis (UK/Australia/USA, 2016, 118 min.). Digital.



April 12, 2018
7:30 pm10:00 pm

Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven (Turkey, 2015, 97 min.). Digital.

florida project


The Florida Project
April 14, 2018
2:00 pm4:45 pm

Directed by Sean Baker (USA, 2017, 115 min.). Digital.

white ribbon


The White Ribbon
April 15, 2018
2:00 pm5:15 pm

Directed by Michael Haneke (Germany/Austria, 2009, 144 min.). Digital.