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Science on Screen: Ordinary People (1980)

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore Director: Robert Redford Genre(s): Drama Rating: R

Science on Screen Film Series All screenings are free and made possible thanks to a generous grant fro the Alfred P. Sloan Foundaition and [Coolide Corner Theatre Foundation]( Synopsis: In Robert Redford's directorial debut, the accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the austere mother (Mary Tyler Moore), the compassionate, well-meaning father (Donald Sutherland), and the guilt-ridden younger son (Timothy Hutton). Dr. Tim Daughtery (MSU, Psychology) will be discussing how we define meaning from traumatic life events and the impact of the mother-child relationship on adolescent development.

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