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Mad To Be Normal - rescreening - Director in attendance!

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MAD TO BE NORMAL

(Robert Mullan, 2017, UK, 116 minutes, Canadian Premiere)

DIRECTOR ROBERT MULLAN IN ATTENDANCE! - Q&A after screening

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The radical Scottish ‘anti-psychiatrist’ Ronald David Laing once exhorted a patient admitted to his experimental treatment facility at Kingsley Hall in east London to ‘go mad.’ Laing, the subject of this compelling dramatic portrait directed and co-written by Robert Mullan, believed madness was “a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world,” and encouraged those drawn to his treatment – which shunned medication but embraced LSD – to be themselves no matter what mental turbulence might ensue. It was a variation on the radical communal living experiments being conducted around the world during the ’60s, but at Kingsley Hall the revolution was of the mind. As Laing, the Scottish actor David Tennant (Dr. Who, Broadchurch) is mesmerizing: brilliant, arrogant, magnetic, infuriating, and maybe more than a little mad himself.

Co-presented with British Council, Friends of the CAMH Archives, Sound Times and Toronto Psychedelic Society

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