Rent Asylum (1972)

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1h 30min
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Synopsis:
One of the most incredible fly-on-the-wall documentaries ever made in which a film crew lives with the schizophrenic residents of a group home based upon radical psychiatrist R. D. Laing's controversial approach to healing through compassion and freedom. "Asylum, I think, is to say, a safe place to be when you're frightened and alone". It is in such disarmingly basic terms that the British psychiatrist, R. D. Laing, defines his therapeutic community in London.
Actors:
R.D. Laing, Leon Redler, ,
Directors:
Producers:
Peter Robinson, Peter Frelinghuysen, Arthur J. Rosenthal
Studio:
Odeon Entertainment
Genres:
British Films, Documentary, Special Interest
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/08/2015
Run Time:
90 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
Bonus:
  • Breathing and Running (I8min, 1971): Laing Speaks in His Home About His Ideas
  • Psychiatry and Violence (24 Min, 1971): Laing Explains the Reasons Behind His Treatments of Mental Illness
  • R.D. Laing in the USA (23 Min, 1972): Laing Speaks to Audiences Across the USA
  • Audio Commentary with Kenneth Robinson (Son of Director Peter Robinson)

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