Now that the term “gaslighting” has entered the popular and political arena let’s get together for an evening to see how the term entered the cultural lexicon. According to Wikipedia: Gaslighting is a form of manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, hoping to make them question their own memory, perception, and sanity. The term owes its origin to the 1938 Patrick Hamilton play Gas Light and its 1940 and 1944 film adaptations. The term has been used in clinical and research literature as well as in political commentary.
We will gather in the Fireside Room at 6:30 for a preliminary discussion and movie “short.” The feature attraction will follow at 7:00 pm. George Cukor’s 1944 academy award nominated film “Gas Light” features Ingrid Bergman’s academy award winning performance. The cast also includes Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotton and introduces 18 year old Angela Lansbury in an Oscar nominated screen debut.
Bring your own movie snacks. We will have an informal discussion following the movie. It should prove fun and interesting. Join us. Contact person is Ron Clupper, firstname.lastname@example.org, 607-727-8516.