At the Movies with Dr. Engstrom: Living with Someone with a Mental Disorder – February 2013

The Landmark College Academic Speaker Series enhances and promotes the College’s intellectual environment and facilitates discussion of important issues for the community.

fritz engstromWatching movies is a great way to spend the time – and to learn!! We will view scenes from popular films (About A Boy, The Last Picture Show, Lone Star, A Beautiful Mind, and others) to think about what it is like to live with someone with a mental disorder, such as depression.




Brief, well-chosen scenes are captivating and fun, and provoke spirited discussion. Fritz Engstrom, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer of The Brattleboro Retreat, and has been using film clips to teach principles of psychiatry for over 25 years.