Mad to be Normal

Mad to be Normal

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The story of world-renowned Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing (David Tenant) and his unique community at Kingsley Hall, East London, during the 1960's.

‘Mad To Be Normal’ reveals the story of 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 cast includes David Tennant, Michael Gambon, Elisabeth Moss and Gabriel Byrne.

We are delighted to welcome director Robert Mullen for a Q&A after the Friday screening. He returns to New Park after having given UK Premieres to his three previous films, all made in Lithuania, including ‘We Will Sing’.