Is Kevin McCallister a psychopath?
A special holiday edition of Science on Screen, presented by Film Streams and University of Nebraska Medical Center - UNMC will raise a provocative question about the classic holiday film HOME ALONE.
Upon its release in 1990, the John Hughes-penned blockbuster was anointed into the canon of Christmas films. But with the distance of a few decades, Home Alone seems like a somewhat unlikely film to rally the family ‘round. When his neglectful family leaves him behind for Christmas vacation, the film’s hero, eight-year-old Kevin McCallister, experiences elation and discovers the solitude for which he’s always yearned. And when a duo of home invaders threaten his newly liberated living situation, Kevin methodically and ingeniously takes them out over a long, gruesome Christmas Eve.
Kevin McCallister's yuletide antics will be examined in a pre-show talk by:
- Jonathon Sikorski, PhD, Director of Wellness Education & Assistant Professor, UNMC Department of Psychiatry
- Kacie Baum, UNMC Events and Science Outreach Coordinator
Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00pm
Film Streams the Ruth Sokolof Theater 1340 Mike Fahey Street