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FILM SCREENINGS

  • John and Karen

    2007. Great Britain. Matthew Walker. 4 min.

  • Asylum

    1972. USA. Peter Robinson. 95 min.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • John and Karen

    2007. Great Britain. Directed by Matthew Walker. 4 min.

  • Asylum

    1972. USA. Directed by Peter Robinson. R. D. Laing, British author and therapist, has shaken the foundations of traditional psychiatric therapy by treating the schizophrenic experience as a sane response to an insane environment. Robinson and his crew lived in Laing’s therapeutic community in London for six weeks during the spring of 1971. Here is the first filmed record of Laing explaining his theories and the institution that was born of them. There were between fifteen and eighteen people in the community during filming, and it is a tribute to Mr. Robinson’s sensitivity and discretion that he was able to capture their lives with a minimum of interference. 95 min.

Introduced by Karen Cooper

In the Film exhibition Karen Cooper Carte Blanche: 40 Years of Documentary Premieres at Film Forum

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