Followed by a presentation from Coltan Scrivner, Comparative Human Development Fellow at the Institute for Mind and Biology, University of Chicago.
"It needs to be seen and appreciated, like a serpent in a glass cage." - Richard Corliss, Time
"Christian Bale is heroic in the way he allows the character to leap joyfully into despicability; there is no instinct for self-preservation here, and that is one mark of a good actor." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
April 19 at 7:00pm | In Mary Harron's cult classic adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' divisive and shocking novel, Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) is a young professional in New York City in the late eighties who has it all: looks, money, influence…and an appetite for bloodshed. By day, Bateman works out, makes reservations at the city's hottest spots, and considers his position in the professional pecking order. By night, he is a gruesome serial killer, setting his murderous sights on colleagues, call girls and strangers he passes on the street. Harron's uncompromising and biting dark comedy explores what makes a man a monster. (RF)
True crime podcasts, binge-worthy Netflix series about serial killers, clicking on that link that says "see the gruesome photos!". We're all still picking up the rock to see the creepy-crawlies underneath, and now morbid curiosity is mainstream - but why? After AMERICAN PSCYHO, join Coltan Scrivner, researcher at The University of Chicago in the Department of Comparative Human Development, and a Fellow at the Institute for Mind and Biology, as he sheds light on why we are drawn to the darkness, how our interest is heightened by the horrifying, and why "morbid" doesn't have to be a dirty word.
Awards & Nominations
Winner - Best Film, International Horror Guild
Winner - Best Actor (Christian Bale), Faro Island Film Festival
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