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Mad to Be Normal + Panel Discussion (15)

26 March

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Robert Mullan

Unfortunately due to circumstances outwith our control, Mad to Be Normal director Robert Mullan is no longer able to attend this screening. We apologise for any disappointment.

Exclusive UK Preview Screening

There will be a 30-minute panel discussion after this screening hosted by Richard Warden (Film Lead, Mental Health Foundation). The panel guests will be:

Luke Fowler (Director, All Divided Selves)
Dr. Lucas Richert (Lecturer, Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare, University of Strathclyde)
Dr. Matthew Smith (Co-director, Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare, University of Strathclyde)

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 London as a medication-free community for those seriously affected by schizophrenia. His methods flew in the face of a medical establishment that considered Laing a dangerous radical. Mad to Be Normal offers a powerful account of Laing’s Kingsley Hall experiment with a stunning performance from David Tennant that truly gets under the skin of an utterly compelling figure.

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  • Director Robert Mullan
  • Cast David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss, Gabriel Byrne, Michael Gambon
  • Running time 1h46m
  • Certification 15
  • Country UK
  • Year of production 2016
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