Inspired by an Anton Chekhov story, a filmmaker struggling with sanity encounters a legendary monk and uncovers the meaning of life and a lost love.
Filmmakers Marylou & Jerome Bongiorno will introduce both screenings.
Wednesday, June 7th – Special Guest:
The Black Monk is referenced by Dr. Anthony Tobia in curricula to teach medical students at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Tobia will host a didactic on Twitter during this screening and then provide a brief review of psychosis as related to the film.
Thursday, June 8th – Special Guest:
Historian Dr. Christopher Bellitto of Kean University will discuss the role of Catholicism in the film.