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Mad To Be Normal

Year: 2017

Genre: Drama

Duration: 106 mins

Starring: David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss, Gabriel Byrne, Michael Gambon

Director: Robert Mullan

Mad To Be Normal is the story of controversial Scottish psychiatrist, R.D. Laing and the infamous anti-psychiatry experiment he ran at Kingsley Hall - a medication-free sanctuary which made headlines around the world. During the 1960s and 1970s Laing was an international celebrity. In Santa Monica, 4,000 people turned out to see him perform a lecture. A radio journalist confidently referred to him as the “white Martin Luther King.” His books topped student reading lists the world over, as his language excited and enthralled them: “a child born today stands a 10 times greater chance of being admitted to a mental hospital than to a university... perhaps it is our very way of educating them that is driving them mad.”