Science on Screen: Home Alone

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. 

SPECIAL INTRO
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

Event Type

Outreach

Audience

Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, Public

College/Department

Public Relations, UNMC Today Featured Events

Website

https://filmstreams.org/films/home-al...

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