Movie Night - World Mental Health Day

Event Date October 10, 2018 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location – Lecture Theatre AB108 Aneurin Bevan Building, Glyntaff Campus

Based on writer Susanna Kaysen’s account of her 18-month stay at a ‘mental hospital’in the 1960s, Girl Interrupted (1999) depicts 18-year-old Susanna Kaysen who has a breakdown and after taking an overdose, is checked into a Claymoore hospital.

On the ward, she befriends Polly, a patient with schizophrenia; Georgina, a pathological liar; and Daisy, who self-harms and has obsessive-compulsive disorder. She is drawn to sociopath Lisa, who is rebellious but charismatic and encourages Susanna to stop taking her medication and resist therapy.

The film is just over 2hrs long, followed by a post-movie discussion. All staff and students are welcome. Please feel free to bring popcorn!

Karyn Davies

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