Mana Film Series
Part One

Maslow: A Theory of
Human Motivation

Free Admission
Mana Theater, 1st Floor


Schedule

Thursday, September 21
Waltz With Bashir

Thursday, October 26
White God (Feher Istén)

Thursday, November 16
Little Men

Thursday, January 11
Seymour: An Introduction

Thursday, February 22
To Kill a Mockingbird

 
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Maslow: A Theory of Human Motivation

We are excited to launch our inaugural monthly film series at Mana, presenting five films corresponding with psychologist Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

In his 1943 paper A Theory of Human Motivation, Maslow proposed a theory that sought to describe the pattern that human motivation generally moves through, using the terms “physiological", "safety", “belonging/love", "esteem", and "self-actualization." Based on his study of what he called “exemplary people” such as Albert Einstein, Eleanor Roosevelt, Frederick Douglass, and Jane Addams, and often portrayed in the shape of a pyramid, Maslow’s hierarchy places the most fundamental needs on the bottom and builds upward thereafter, asserting that these basic human needs must be met before the individual can desire other, higher level ones.

Whether a particular need is in jeopardy, unfulfilled, or met in abundance, these five directors present films that make us reflect on universal aspirations and fears that define our shared human experience.


Lineup

Physiological Needs: Waltz With Bashir

DIRECTOR: ARI FOLMAN
2008 | 90 min

Thursday, September 21, 6PM

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Safety Needs: White God (Feher Istén)

DIRECTOR: KORNÉL MUNDRUCZÓ
2014 | 121 min

Thursday, October 26, 6PM

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Social Belonging: Little Men

DIRECTOR: IRA SACHS
2016 | 90 min

Thursday, November 16, 6PM

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Esteem Needs: Seymour: An Introduction

DIRECTOR: ETHAN HAWKE
2014 | 84 min

Thursday, January 11, 6PM

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Self-Actualization: To Kill a Mockingbird

DIRECTOR: ROBERT MULLIGAN
1962 | 130 min

Thursday, February 22, 6PM

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