Adler Psych Film Group - "My Week with Marilyn"

10/12/2012 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

"My Week with Marilyn " chronicles the true story of a young assistant director who became Marilyn Monroe’s confidante during the filming of a movie with Laurence Olivier (played by Kenneth Branagh). The film explores the extremes of Marilyn’s existence, how her international stardom belied a deep fear of abandonment, how a perceptive nature underlined her projected vulnerability. The film illustrates the complexity of Marilyn the person and Marilyn the persona and how an inexplicable charisma resulted from combining the two.


Starring: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Julia Ormond, Judi Dench, Emma Watson

Directed by: Simon Curtis

Rated: R for some language

Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars in 2012: Michelle Williams for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role” and Kenneth Branagh for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role.”

Michelle Williams won a Golden Globe in 2012 for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical.”

Psychological focus: Attachment Theory, culture of celebrity, identity management, femininity and masculinity, addiction, DSM-IV-TR diagnosis


Free - Snacks and drinks will be provided
Adler Graduate School, 1550 E. 78th St., Room 232, Richfield, MN 55423