All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)

Location: The SAP, 1 Daleham Gardens, London NW3 5BY

Date: 26 September 2015

14:00 to 17:00

‘If nothing else, there’s applause . . . like waves of love pouring over the footlights.’ Eve Harrington in All About Eve.

In All About Eve (1950), Bette Davis plays Margo Channing, a famous Broadway actress recently turned 40. The film, like Channing, is concerned with the loss of fame and of youth with career and personal relationships are at risk.

The film was nominated for 14 Academy Awards, winning six including Best Picture. It is the only film in Oscar history to receive four female acting nominations (Davis and Baxter as Best Actress; Holm and Ritter as Best Supporting Actress).

About Dr Morris Nitsun

Morris Nitsun is a consultant clinical psychologist in Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust in London, formerly head of psychology and psychotherapy in the North-East Thames NHS Mental Health Trust. Dr Nitsun is a senior group analyst at the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA) and private practitioner at the Fitzrovia Group Analytic Practice, London.

His work spans individual and group psychotherapy. He is actively involved in the development of group psychotherapy training, both as a training analyst at IGA and a senior trainer and supervisor in the NHS.

He is a widely published author and his books, The Anti-Group – Destructive Forces in the Group and their Creative Potential (1996) andThe Group as an Object of Desire – Exploring Sexuality in Group Psychotherapy (2006), have been described as ‘classics in the field.’  His latest book Beyond the Anti-group: Survival and Transformation (2015) has a chapter presenting a group analytic approach to film.

He is also a practising artist whose interest in art informs his practice, teaching and writing.



After the screening of the film participants will use the film as a springboard for our conversation; participant questions, responses and ideas are welcomed to help navigate the challenges of the work. There is no expectation of previous study or work with the film.

This session will be chaired and supported by Basil Lawrence

SAP Public Programme Jung & Film Series Co-Convenor: Graham Fuller

External Co-Convenor: Basil Lawrence

Maximum audience: 27