Exploring the Empty Nest through Film
The Ashland Independent Film Festival and The School for the Examined Life are pleased to co-present a screening and discussion of the documentary film The Kids Grow Up on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 6:00 – 9:00pm in the Meese Room at Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library. Tickets are $10 – $20 (sliding scale) and available at the door. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Ashland Independent Film Festival.
The empty nest stage gives us the opportunity and the challenge for the parent/child relationship to become more separate and yet, paradoxically, more connected. The Kids Grow Up chronicles Lucy’s emotionally-fraught last year at home before leaving for collect. A loving portrait of a girl transitioning into womanhood, and a deeply poignant look at parenting and what it means to let go. This is a film that mothers, fathers, daughters and sons and equally appreciate. Watch the trailer at thekidsgrowup.com.
The post-film discussion will be facilitated by Marla Estes, M.A. Marla is a teacher, workshop facilitator, writer and founder of The School of the Examined Life, where she uses film as an avenue to understanding ourselves and others. For more information about Marla, visit marlaestes.com.