Paprika - Enzian Theater

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Featuring a discussion with Jesse Lyon, mental health counselor and hypnotherapist, about dream interpretation and its role in therapy and wellness!

Prepare to enter the realm of fantasy and imagination — where reality and dreams collide in a kaleidoscopic mindscape of sheer visual genius. The magical tale centers on a revolutionary machine that allows scientists to enter and record a subject’s dream. After being stolen, a fearless detective and brilliant therapist join forces to recover the device — before it falls into the hands of a “dream terrorist” in this gripping anime thriller from acclaimed director Satoshi Kon.


Meet our speaker:
Jesse Lyon is a dream interpreter who’s taking the world by storm! He’s a licensed mental health counselor and nationally certified clinical hypnotherapist.  His unique blend of expertise allows him to unlock the hidden meanings behind your dreams and help you understand what your mind is telling you while you sleep.

But that’s not all – Jesse is also a viral social media influencer (@LyonMentalHealth) with over 2.5 million followers on TikTok alone! You may have seen him on the news or caught one of the many articles written about him.  His fascinating insights and relatable approach to dream interpretation have captured the hearts and minds of people all over the globe.Jesse Lyon is also the founder of Lyon Counseling, with offices conveniently located in both Winter Park and Downtown Orlando. With his expertise in mental health counseling and hypnotherapy, Jesse offers a wide range of services to help his clients overcome challenges and achieve their goals.  He specializes in working with complex trauma, Dissociative Identity Disorder and Schizophrenia.Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, facing a major life decision, or simply curious about what your dreams might mean, Jesse is here to help. Send him a message today and join the millions of people who are discovering the incredible power of their dreams!Learn more about Jesse: Lyon Counseling | Lyon Mental Health | YouTube

90 minutes, 2006, Japan, in English and Japanese, Directed by Satoshi Kon, Rated R

  • In partnership with Science on Screen®: an initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION
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  • "As a showcase of the limitless power of the imagination, Paprika never fails to delight the eye and engage the mind."

    - Peter Howell, TORONTO STAR
  • "[Satoshi] Kon mixes visual beauty with disorienting perspectives for a cautionary tale about machine-influenced soullessness and the persistent Japanese popular love of the cute."

    - Lisa Schwarzbaum, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
  • "Fiercely provocative, Paprika shames Hollywood's use of animation as a kiddie pacifier."

    - Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
  • "Paprika expands your notion of what animation can achieve. You wake from it as if from a dream: spooked, provoked and exhilarated."

    - David Ansen, NEWSWEEK
  • "In Paprika, a gorgeous riot of future-shock ideas and brightly animated imagery, the doors of perception never close."

    - Manohla Dargis, NEW YORK TIMES
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