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Freud on Film: John Menick Explores Sigmund Freud

As famed medicine men go, few figures are more iconic than Sigmund Freud -- the man with the cigar, the snow-white beard, and the Viennese voice discussing sex, dreams, and the nature of man's unconscious mind. Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, has in many ways remained more culturally relevant than his practices, a fact that's been keeping him in the spotlight in movie houses and on TV screens around the world for decades beyond his death.

Now, New York-based artist John Menick has compiled an array of the many character appearances of Sigmund Freud on the big and small screens and strung them together into a video memento he calls Starring Sigmund Freud, a work that will screen at Soho Beach House in Miami Beach tonight.

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Travis Cohen is a writer for Miami New Times and covers subjects ranging from arts and architecture to marijuana and monkeys with herpes. He graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor's degree in English in 2012 and began working with New Times shortly thereafter. He was born and raised in Miami.