image from the poster of the movie REJECTRuth Thomas-Suh, the director and co-producer of the documentary film REJECT, will attend a screening of the movie at 5:30 p.m. Monday, November 9, at the Normal Theater in Uptown Normal.

Following the showing, a panel discussion will talk about the film, including Thomas-Suh; Professor Kip Williams of Purdue University, a researcher featured in the film; and Illinois State University psychology faculty members Leandra Parris and Eros DeSouza. The showing and panel discussion are free and open to the public.

REJECT explores the impact of rejection on the human psyche and its role in various tragedies over the past several years, including a number of high-profile cases involving suicides and murders.

The evening is sponsored by Illinois State University’s Department of Psychology, along with the Graduate Association of School Psychologists and Psi Chi/SPA. For special accommodations, please contact Leandra Parris at