On February 17th, The Jane Addams Collective hosted a screening of Peter Robinson’s 1972 documentary “Asylum” as part of Paper Tiger TV and Deep Dish TV‘s monthly film and discussion series, Reels for Radicals. The filmmakers spend six weeks living in one of radical physiatrist J.D. Laing’s intentional community projects, Kingsley Hall. Afterwards, we discussed the dynamics we noticed unfolding between residents, our thoughts on the residential project and on the many radical movements against and around psychiatry in the 1970s.
(The film was difficult to find online, but if you want to watch it yourself, check it out on this likely virus-ridden site. Click at your own risk, but it worked for us!)