Rushmore: With Steven Schlozman, MD



  • January 28, 2013
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  • Offering Format: Public Event, Lecture
  • Coolidge Corner Theatre
  • members, students, and seniors: $8; general admission: $10
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    With Steven Schlozman, MD


Director Wes Anderson brings wit and emotional depth to this offbeat coming-of-age tale chronicling a year in the life of wunderkind Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman), a tenth grader at posh Rushmore Academy. Max, Rushmore’s most extracurricular student, is also its least scholarly. His world is thrown into turmoil when he’s put on academic probation and falls madly in love with widowed first-grade teacher Rosemary Cross. To win her heart, he enlists the help of self-made millionaire industrialist and Rushmore benefactor Herman J. Blume (Bill Murray in an award-winning performance). When Max learns that his friend Blume is dating Miss Cross, he declares all-out war.

It’s hard not to squirm at the vivid mirror of adolescent desire that Jason Schwartzman’s character portrays. By using Rushmore and other popular culture references, psychiatrist and Science on Screen alum Steven Schlozman will illuminate current understanding of how the adolescent brain is different from the adult brain and the pre-adolescent brain. He’ll also ask how our knowledge of the adolescent brain can help us understand how best to understand teenagers — and ourselves.

With Science on Screen, the Coolidge Corner Theatre creatively pairs a feature film or documentary with lively presentations by notable figures from the world of science, medicine, and technology. The Science on Screen series is co-presented by the Museum of Science, Boston and supported by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, with additional support from Gesmer, Updegrove LLP, and Richard Anders.

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Steven Schlozman, MD, is the associate director of training for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital / McLean Program in Child Psychiatry, and co-director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry for Harvard Medical School, where he is an assistant professor of psychiatry. He is board certified in general psychiatry and child psychiatry. Dr. Schlozman earned an eternal place in the Science on Screen Hall of Fame after speaking about the neurobiology of zombies in conjunction with a showing of George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead in 2009. His first novel, The Zombie Autopsies, was published in March 2011, and he is currently collaborating with Romero on a film adaptation of the book.