Following its world premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival later this month, the David Tennant-headlined Mad To be Normal is set to hit UK cinemas on April 6th, after an exclusive one week run in Glasgow from March 23rd.
Mad To Be Normal, tells the fascinating story of world-renowned Scottish psychiatrist R.D.Laing and his unique community at Kingsley Hall, East London, during the 1960’s. R.D. Laing was one of Scotland’s most creative thinkers, and in the 60’s and 70’s was the world’s best-known psychiatrist. His books regularly topped the student best-seller lists in the USA, he shared the same stage as bands like the Grateful Dead, recited poetry at jazz clubs and was never far away from controversy. The psychiatric establishment regularly tried to close his community at Kingsley Hall, seeing his occasional therapeutic use of LSD and his belief in metanoia (self-healing) as irresponsible and unscientific.
Along with Tennant, Mad To Be Normal features a cast that includes Elisabeth Moss, Michael Gambon and Gabriel Byrne.