mad_to_be_normal

Mad to be Normal (2017, 15)

Film screening and discussion

May/
Sat 06 May 2017

Mad to be Normal (2017, 15)

Film screening and discussion

mad_to_be_normal
Sat 06 May 2017,

David Tennant turns in a memorable performance as Scottish psychiatrist R D Laing in Robert Mullan’s biopic of the maverick scientist.

There was no more charismatic or controversial a figure during the swinging ’60s than Scottish psychiatrist R D Laing. Dubbed ‘the white Martin Luther King’ and the ‘high priest of anti-psychiatry’, Laing was as famous as Dylan. In 1965, he established Kingsley Hall in East London as a medication-free community for those seriously affected by schizophrenia. His methods, which involved experimenting with LSD on his patients and practicing a form of self-healing known as metanoia, flew in the face of a medical establishment that considered Laing a dangerous radical.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Robert Mullan.

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