The sixth episode of CUNY TV’s Science Goes to the Movies is now available online. It covers two of Clint Eastwood’s films, American Sniper and Gran Torino. Both films feature characters with war-related post-traumatic stress. The show had on Iraq war veteran Derek Coy and Gerard Ilaria of the Headstrong project at Weill Cornell Medical Center to discuss how the portrayal of veterans in both films does and does not correspond to most veterans’ experiences and feelings.
The seventh episode will premiere on CUNY TV on August 21, and it continues the programs recent trend of covering films from a psychological perspective. The new episode will deal with obsessive relationships, covering Fifty Shades of Gray, Last Tango in Paris and Fatal Attraction. For those without access to CUNY TV, the episode should be available online by early next month.