• September 10, 2012
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    With Thomas Gutheil, MD, forensic psychiatrist


Gluttony. Greed. Sloth. Pride. Lust. Envy. Wrath.

In director David Fincher's dark, stylish thriller, two homicide detectives, retiring veteran William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) and newly transferred David Mills (Brad Pitt), hunt for a serial killer who meticulously stages each murder based on one of the seven deadly sins.

For this kick-off of Season 8 of Science on Screen, forensic psychiatrist Thomas Gutheil, MD joins us before the film to discuss the psychology of serial killers and issues of insanity and the law. Recipient of every major award in the forensic field, as well as multiple teaching and writing awards, Dr. Guteil is current president of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health and former president of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law. He is author or co-author of over 250 publications, many of which are used in almost every forensic training program in the country. An internationally known authority, speaker, and consultant on medicolegal issues, Dr. Gutheil has served as consulting expert or expert witness in 42 states.

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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