Mad to be Normal – SOLD OUT
In the latest of our sci-screen collaborations with the Ultimate Picture Palace, we explore the dark side of experimental medicine with new film Mad to be Normal.
Dubbed the “high priest of anti-psychiatry”, RD Laing was one of the most charismatic and controversial figures of the 1960s counter-culture. He was renowned for experimenting with LSD as a means of treating patients affected by schizophrenia. This film focuses on the foundation of Kingsley Hall as a medication-free community in an experiment which cemented Laing’s reputation as a dangerous radical in the eyes of the medical establishment. David Tennant transitions from THE Doctor to a doctor, giving a nuanced performance as the maverick psychiatrist in a film which captures Laing’s intelligence and charm but also his darker side.
Running time 1hr 46 mins. Followed by a discussion with Oxford University psychiatrist Matthew Broome.
Ultimate Picture Palace
Jeune Street, Oxford, OX4 1BN
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