29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th – 16th July 2017

Mad to be Normal

Wed 12 July / Cinemobile / 19:15 / Older Teens and up
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“David Tennant gives a brilliant performance as R.D. Laing, the radical psychiatrist who rewrote the rules on mental health treatment.”
— The Guardian

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Irish Premiere

Mad To Be Normal reveals the story of R.D. Laing, the famous psychiatrist and one of Scotland’s greatest ever minds. Working out of Kingsley Hall in East London throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Laing performed various daring experiments on people who were diagnosed as mentally disturbed. His revolutionary methods involved experimenting with LSD on his patients and practicing a form of self-­healing known as metanoia, causing outrage and controversy in the medical profession and radically changing attitudes and perceptions of mental health around the world.

The director will attend

Director Robert Mullan
Cast David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss, Gabriel Byrne & Michael Gambon
Script Robert Mullan & Tracy Moreton
Producers Phin Glynn, Alan Latham & Charlotte Arden

Year 2016
Country UK
Duration 106 minutes

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