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September 2017

Psycho: shaping mental health narratives?

8th September 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Preston Circus
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4N United Kingdom
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Film screening of Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock,1961) and panel discussion with Dr Tim Snelson, Dr Sarah Garfinkel, and Dr Adam Rutherford.

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November 2017

Hallowed Histories: ‘The Shuttered Room’

27th November 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Free

As part of the Hallowed Histories festival, there will be a screening of the 1967 film The Shuttered Room, an adaptation of a story by H. P. Lovecraft starring Carol Lynley, Oliver Reed and Gig Young. The film was partly filmed on location in Norfolk and involved the controversial burning of the historic Hardingham Mill. Archive footage of the stars on location in Hardingham and in Norwich which is unseen for 50 years will also be screened.  This screening will be followed by…

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February 2018

Repulsion (Philosophers at the Cinema)

February 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cinema City, Norwich, St Andrew’s Street
Norwich, NR2 4AD United Kingdom
£12.20

  In REPULSION, Roman Polanski's first English-language feature, Catherine Deneuve plays a Belgian girl whose mind and emotions crack under the pressure of nightmares and fantasies when she's left alone in a Kensington bedsit. One of the most unsettling horror films ever made, with complex visual and aural textures that anticipate the films of David Lynch, evoking the subjective terrors of a mind off balance and the frightening alienation of urban isolation. The Belgian girl's breakdown culminates in murder. Polanski's cold…

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May 2018

Family Life (1971) screening and panel discussion

May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cinema City, Norwich, St Andrew’s Street
Norwich, NR2 4AD United Kingdom
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Free

Come along to a free screening and discussion of the Ken Loach film Family Life (1971) at Cinema City during Mental Health Awareness Week. The film screening is being delivered as part of a trailblazing UEA-led research project Demons of the Mind exploring the interactions between cinema and the psy sciences – psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis – during the late 1950s to mid-1970s. Director Loach, producer Tony Garnett and writer David Mercer made Family Life in consultation with and based on the innovative research and…

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The Three Faces of Eve (1957)

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cinema City, Norwich, St Andrew’s Street
Norwich, NR2 4AD United Kingdom
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Free

Come along to a free screening and discussion of The Three Faces of Eve (1957) at Cinema City during Mental Health Awareness Week. The film screening is being delivered as part of a trailblazing UEA-led research project Demons of the Mind exploring the interactions between cinema and the psy sciences – psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis – during the late 1950s to mid-1970s. The Hollywood melodrama The Three Faces of Eve was based on a best-selling book by two American psychiatrists who worked with a…

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June 2018

In Two Minds (1967) with Q and A with producer Tony Garnett

June 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nash Lecture Theatre, King’s Building K2.31, Strand Campus, King's College London
London, WC2R 2LS
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In 1967, the BBC television play In Two Minds brought the ideas of antipsychiatry to public attention. Coming off the huge critical success of Cathy Come Home (1966), producer Tony Garnett looked to his personal experiences and the writings of R.D. Laing and Aaron Esterson for his and director Ken Loach's follow up Wednesday Play. Written by David Mercer in consultation with Laing, Esterson and David Cooper, In Two Minds garnered further critical acclaim, but also provoked controversy and contention, particularly from orthodox British psychiatrists…

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Psycho: Film Screening and Talk

June 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sush Bar, The Swan, 35-37 High St,
Cheltenham, GL50 1DX
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Free

  Join neuroscientist Sarah Garfinkel and science historian William Macauley after the film for a short talk and discussion. Find out how cinema became preoccupied with psychological ideas during the 1960s, and how mental health is portrayed in Psycho and other films. This is a free event programmed for the Cheltenham Science Festival Fringe.    

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September 2018

The Exorcist: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

September 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway
Hull, HU2 8LB
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Upon its release in 1973, The Exorcist provoked an outcry about the psychological influence of film. Meanwhile, medical journals reported and sought to scientifically explain numerous cases of ‘possession’ triggered by the film. Join us for a special screening and panel discussion, led by broadcaster and film buff Adam Rutherford, exploring this cult masterpiece, its psychological influence and the ‘pleasure’ of fear.

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October 2018

The Three Faces of Eve (1957) at Manchester Science Festival

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
International Anthony Burgess Foundation, The Engine House, 3 Cambridge Street
Manchester, Greater Manchester M1 5BY United Kingdom
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Free

Cinema gets psychological in this screening and panel discussion of the 1950s seminal classic film The Three Faces of Eve. Delivered as part of trailblazing research project, Demons of the Mind, we explore the interactions between cinema and the psy sciences, then debate the influence of this film on mental health narratives with mental health professionals and historians.   Author and Professor David A. Kirby will be MC, and our panellists will include Historian of Science Dr Ray Macauely, forensic psychologist…

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Psycho- shaping mental health narratives?

October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cinema City, Norwich, St Andrew’s Street
Norwich, NR2 4AD United Kingdom
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Free

In 1960, Hitchcock’s Psycho established the narrative conventions of future psychological horror and slasher films. What are the ramifications of these depictions for our understanding of dissociative identity and other trauma-related conditions? Join us for a special screening of Psycho and panel discussion between film academics and mental health professionals about the significant and sustained influence of Psycho on mental health narratives. Part of the ‘Demons of the Mind’ project – a collaboration between media studies and science communication scholars from the…

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