Turn Down the Flame

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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 teaches courses in literature, modernism in the literary and visual arts, and applied psychoanalysis. She is also Scholar Associate Member of the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, where she serves as Program Chair, and Honorary Member of the William Alanson White Society. Dr. Oppenheim has authored or edited twelve books, the most recent being Psychoanalysis and the Artistic Endeavor; Imagination from Fantasy to Delusion (awarded the 2013 Courage to Dream Prize from the American Psychoanalytic Association); and A Curious Intimacy: Art and Neuro-Psychoanalysis. She has also published over ninety papers. Dr. Oppenheim has been a Visiting Scholar at the New York State Psychiatric Institute; on the boards of The Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of Imagination and several other interdisciplinary associations; and she continues to host the popular interview series called “Conversations with…” at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.
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Alice Lombardo Maher, MD
Alice Maher, MD, is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice New York City. She graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education Affiliated with NYU School of Medicine. 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. She founded COC and its educational arm, Emotional Imprint™, to discover unique and effective tools that can be shared with and developed by young people. In addition to EI and the Hot Stove Project, she is filming a documentary that addresses political and ethnic conflict from the perspective of neuroscience and psychoanalysis. Dr. Maher's goal is no less than a change in our individual and collective consciousness.