Turn Down the Flame

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For comments, feedback or to learn more, email hotstoveproject@gmail.com.

We are happy to schedule in person screenings of the film.

The Hot Stove Project is about catalyzing change through dialogue across divides. We encourage you to utilize the film - and all resources throughout our site - in the classroom, in support groups, and in other settings. We also invite schools, organizations, mental health communities, and others to host a screening with the creators of the project who will lead a discussion and have a Q & A. Email hotstoveproject@gmail.com to schedule a screening.

Meet the people who made this happen.

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Lois Oppenheim, PhD
Lois Oppenheim, PhD, is University Distinguished Scholar, Professor of French, and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Montclair State University where she also teaches courses in the Psychology Dept. and the Medical Humanities Program. She is Scholar Associate Member of the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and Honorary Member of the William Alanson White Society. Dr. Oppenheim has authored or edited fourteen books, the most recent being For Want of Ambiguity: Order and Chaos in Art, Psychoanalysis, and Neuroscience (Bloomsbury, 2019 and co-authored with Dr.Ludovica Lumer) and Imagination from Fantasy to Delusion (Routledge, 2013), awarded the Courage to Dream Prize from the American Psychoanalytic Association. Other recent books include: Psychoanalysis and the Artistic Endeavor; A Curious Intimacy: Art and Neuro-Psychoanalysis; and The Painted Word: Samuel Beckett’s Dialogue With Art. In addition, Dr. Oppenheim has published over 100 book chapters and articles.
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Alice Lombardo Maher, MD
Alice Maher, MD, is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. She graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education Affiliated with NYU School of Medicine. She is the author of the 2018 book, Catalysis: A Recipe to Slow Down or Abort Humankind's Leap to War. Dr. Maher is founder and director of Changing Our Consciousness, a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of a language for communication across psychological divides.