Sunrise Theater Presents 'A Dangerous Method'
The Sunrise Theater's SunFlix Series presents the acclaimed biography/drama "A Dangerous Method," a look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gave birth to psychoanalysis.
This intriguing drama stars Viggo Mortensen as Freud, Michael Fassbender as Jung, and Kiera Knightley as Sabrina Spielrein, the unbalanced but beautiful patient who grips both men under her spell.
This film, directed by David Cronenberg, is based on the play by Christopher Hampton. It runs for 100 minutes and is rated R for sexual content and language.
"A Dangerous Method" will be shown Feb. 23-26 with shows weeknights and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.
The following synopsis is taken from the film's website: "On the eve of World War I, Zurich and Vienna are the setting for a dark tale of sexual and intellectual discovery. Drawn from true-life events, 'A Dangerous Method' explores the turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung, his mentor Sigmund Freud, and Sabrina Spielrein, the beautiful but disturbed young woman who comes between them. Sensuality, ambition, and deceit set the scene for the pivotal moment when Jung, Freud and Sabrina come together and split apart, forever changing the face of modern thought."
Colin Covert of the Minneapolis Star Tribune captures the consensus critical opinion, calling the film an "eerie, elegant ... powerful drama with risky, mesmerizing performances."
The historic Sunrise Theater, located at 250 NW Broad St. in Southern Pines, is nonprofit. Ticket prices are $7 for all shows. Refreshments, including beer and wine, are available.
For more information on this film or any activity at the Sunrise, contact the theater at (910) 692-8501 or go to www.sunrisetheater.com.
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