Date: Sat 28 June

Time: 18:00

Venue: Clapham Picturehouse

Duration: 95 mins

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Tickets: £9.60–£10.60


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In 1971, filmmaker Peter Robinson entered radical psychiatrist R. D. Laing’s controversial Archway Community – where the inmates literally ran the asylum. In a rare cinema screening, this utterly engrossing documentary records their seven-week stay, testing Laing’s conviction that mentally ill people can only heal their shattered ‘self’ in a space where they are free.

The screening is co-presented and introduced by Mental Fight Club and Adrian Laing, RD Laing's son and author of the novel Rehab Blues and the biography 'RD Laing: A Life'.

Following the screening Adrian Laing will be joined by critical psychologist Dr David Harper for conversation and a Q and A.

Co-curated by Peter Thomson

Surveillance Films

Kino Lorber



Part of Mental Fight Club’s Monday programme, Oasis of Calm at the Dragon Café.

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