I am working on postings for the IFTA Awards and The Late Late Show, organizing the tremendous response to Gabriel Byrne’s red carpet and interview remarks, and trying to capture the best reactions to his visit to Dublin. So, all that good stuff should be ready very shortly.
However, I wanted you to know this now:
Mad to be Normal, the story of R. D. Laing and his experimental community at Kingsley Hall in London in the 1960’s, is available at Amazon and iTunes! Written and directed by the well-known documentarian Robert Mullan, this feature film was shot in London and York, with a cast including David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Gambon, and Gabriel, of course.
Check these out:
iTunes On Demand : go to the link, find the Store, and search the movie titles
Here is the synopsis, in case you have forgotten what this film is all about:
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 new US trailer is in the header up above. This is the new poster:
And finally, a shot of Gabriel, who plays Jim, a challenging patient:
So, watch this new Gabriel film and I will continue writing postings! wink