Mad to be Normal (15)

Friday 12 May - Thursday 25 May


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Mad to be Normal (15)

UK/2017/106mins/15. Dir: Robert Mullan. With David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss, Gabriel Byrne

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.

+ Tinted Lens post-screening panel discussion on Wed 17 May. Click here for more information.

Due to illness, Robert Mullan is no longer able to attend. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Tinted Lens is a collaboration between Chapter, Cardiff University and Film Hub Wales which explore the mind and conceptions of normality and pathology in film, with a focus on loss and grief, fantasy and delusions, understandings of time and states of consciousness.

This Tinted Lens discussion will take place in the cinema immediately following the screening. A seperate ticket is not required.

Please note: Soft Subtitles and Audio Description are not avaiable on this title. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

"David Tennant is on pugnacious, mercurial and beady-eyed form in this very interesting and absorbing film"
"Tennant is as watchable as ever, resplendent in migraine-inducing psychedelic shirts, walking a fine line between radical visionary and arrogant chancer."
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