Welcome to episode 002 of Pscyhosocial Cinema! In our second episode for the month of September 2019 we sit down and talk with a good friend of the show, Ryan Hendrix, about one of his favorite films, Hereditary.
Being a fan of director Ari Aster’s work, Ryan guides me through some reasons why the film really speaks to him on an artistic level. This episode’s conversation does feature some elements of mental health along with some humor to help us tackle the themes presented within the film. As a forewarning, things do get pretty deep and this is an adult conversation not suitable for younger listeners. It’s hard to put Hereditary into any one category, but that is what makes cinema special and today’s episode unique.
Without going into too much detail about the conversation you will find within, it is safe to say that this is a heavy movie. Upon my first viewing, as a mental health professional in training, I found it particularly difficult to watch, thus making it a hard film to recommend if you are not prepared for something heavy. As a film lover it is easy to recommend for the technical craft on display, but viewer be warned, Ari Aster’s foray into trauma-based horror is not for the feint of heart.
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