1.5 min readBy Published On: April 1st, 2012Categories: Features0 Comments on Urban Odyssey

Southie’s own Maryanne Galvin will debut her latest film, UrbanOdyssey on Sunday, April 15th.  

Both a psychologist and filmmaker, Maryanne will premiere her ninth documentary as part of the Boston International Film Festival at the AMC/LOEWS Boston Common (175 Tremont Street) on Sunday, April 15th at 1pm.  Urban Odyssey chronicles three Boston teens and three suburban retirees during a year-long escapade in the great outdoors, merging the resources of the Mass. Audubon Society’s Boston Nature Center & Belmont’s Habitat.

As a practicing forensic psychologist in Boston, Maryanne Galvin has also written, directed, and produced several educational training videos for mental health and law enforcement professionals. She holds a doctorate in psychology from UMass Amherst and an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College in Boston. Her previous films include : What’s Going On Up There?, which examines the sacrifices that must be made on the road to revitalizing the space industry; As Is: A Downsized Life, which features stories about people shifting from an upwardly mobile lifestyle to one that is more economically simple; The Pursuit of Pleasure, which challenges commonly held beliefs about female sexuality, gender roles, relationships, and satisfaction;  High, Fast and Wonderful, about three priests who minister to circus performers, race car drivers, and migrant workers; Amuse Bouche: A Chef’s Tale, about Chef Barbara Lynch of No. 9 Park in Boston; and Thanatos Rx: The Death Penalty Debate in America. Her films have won awards at numerous independent film festivals and have been broadcast and distributed widely.

Admission to the session is $12 and tickets can be purchased through the Boston International Film Festival web site at www.bifilmfestival.org. A trailer of the film is available at http://sulley.dm.ucf.edu/~alenz/stuff/UO_Trailers.zip. For more information about Maryanne Galvin visit www.MGProductions.biz.

Way to go Maryanne!