WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY: MAD TO BE NORMAL

Date Time
Tues 10th October 7.30pm

10th October is World Mental Health Day. Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but 10 October is a great day to show your support for better mental health and start looking after your own wellbeing.

The film will be follwed by a post show panel discussion. Post film the audience are invited to join in a participatory discussion led by a panel of mental health experts including Hugh Knopf, local social-care worker and (existential-phenmenological) therapist, on the theme of one of Laing’s books: ‘The Voice of Experience’ and the focus of the discussion would be on radical approaches to mental health.

Dir: Robert Mullan | UK | 2017 | 105 mins
Cast: David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Gambon, Gabriel Byrne

David Tennant gives a masterful, mercurial performance in Robert Mullan’s absorbing portrayal of radical psychiatrist and writer R. D. Laing, who became a ‘60s counterculture hero for his ‘anti-psychiatry’ experiments and for questioning the ethics of providing harsh, prison-like hospitals and forcing tranquilisers and electroconvulsive shock treatment on patients.

All times listed are the programme start time unless otherwise stated. Films start approx 30 mins after the programme start time.