Cinema Therapy


What is Cinema Therapy? Dr Solomon trademarked the term cinematherapy as a model for patients to use a proxy review of one’s own afflictions. The advantage of pausing, rewatching, is furthered with the privacy and safety of one’s own home. Although the process of watching the actions of others provides a distance for the individual or to use empathetic understanding to release much-needed emotional evolution, there is a passivity of watching others go through chance. Cinematherapy provides a starting point or an alternative to therapy or self-development. It can only be partial in its goals.


Here are some good films to watch for childhood review and parental/child relationships. Interestingly the feel-good films label has resolves of characters that bring uplift and warmheartedness to the audience.

Disney’s The Kid (2000) written by Audrey Wells and directed by Jon Turteltaub starring Bruce Willis.

Pixar’s UP (2009) by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson.

Good Will Hunting (1997) directed by Gus Van Sant and written and starring Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.


What is different from my project. I plan to use elements of filmic tropics found in these cinematherapy films in the process of documentary filmmaking.

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