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Home Movie

Caroline Pick, Susie Orbach

Jewish Book Week

Thu 3 Mar

Home Movie

Caroline Pick, Susie Orbach

Jewish Book Week

Film screening & discussion with filmmaker Caroline Pick & psychotherapist, psychoanalyst and writer Susie Orbach.

A beautifully constructed film capturing the previously veiled story of artist and former BBC commissioning editor Caroline Pick’s parents’ lives in 1930s Czechoslovakia and her own childhood in 1950s Britain, Home Movie was shown to great acclaim at international film festivals around the world, as well as Jewish Book Week 2015, but it ended with a question. Her new film, Home Movie (2020), answers it. Incorporating the earlier footage, it moves into the present when Caroline finally plucks up the courage to travel to her mother’s hometown in Hungary/Ukraine – more than 80 years after her mother left it – and discovers the heritage that she’d been searching for much of her life. Join us for a screening of this very moving film about finding your family, long after they’ve died, followed by a discussion with filmmaker Pick and Susie Orbach, psychotherapist and author.

In Association with the 2nd Generation Network

Caroline Pick is an award-winning documentary film-maker and commissioning editor.

She commissioned and produced the BAFTA award winning series 40 Minutes from 1989 -1992. She was later a Commissioning Editor for Channel 4 where she specialised in discovering new film-makers. As a freelance Executive Producer, she also taught in the documentary department of the National Film and Television School. In addition Caroline has taught yoga and meditation in her own yoga school in London for 20 years. She also studied at Central St. Martin’s School of Art and is now a sculptor. Her pieces are included in international collections in Italy and Germany and she has exhibited frequently in London and the south-east.

Home Movie marks her return to film-making.

Susie Orbach is a psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, writer and co-founder of The Women’s Therapy Centre in London and The Women’s Therapy Centre in New York.

She is the author of many books. Her most recent In Therapy: The Unfolding Story is an expanded edition of In Therapy (an annotated version of the BBC series listened to live by 2 million people). Her first book Fat is a Feminist Issue has been continuously in print since 1978. Bodies (which won the APA Psychology of Women’s Book Prize in 2009) was updated in 2019.

She is the recipient of the Inaugural British Psychoanalytic Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL).

Date:Thu 3 Mar
Start time:8.15pm (Doors: 7.45pm)
Venue:St Pancras Room

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