Each spring and fall, the Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center hosts a Film Forum series for mental health professionals, educators, and other interested members of the community. The series is free and open to the public.

The theme this fall is politics and the dates for the series are Thursdays, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8.

A Riggs staff member introduces each film and leads a discussion after the showing. Films are shown at 7:15 p.m. at the Austen Riggs Center Medical Office Building, 25 Main St.

For more information and film titles, call 413-298-5519, ext. 5615, or visit www.austenriggs.org/events.