A Single Man: A Cardiff University sciScreen event for National Science and Engineering Week
Public event 14.03.2010
Dr Paul Keedwell, Department of Psychological Medicine, Cardiff University
Dr Iain Morland, School of English, Communicationand Philosophy, Cardiff University
Dr Jonathan Scourfield, School of Social Sciences,Cardiff University
Susan Bisson, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University
Organised byDr. Jamie Lewis (MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, Cardiff University) and Dr. Katie Featherstone (Cesagen, Cardiff University)
VenueChapter Arts Centre, Market RoadCanton, Cardiff, CF5 1QE
A Single Man
(USA 2009, 99 min. 12A)Director: Tom FordWith: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode
Is depression a reasonable response to a tragic circumstance or is it a clinical disease?
This screening of A Single Man will include an opportunity for discussion and debate. The film will be introduced by academics from Cardiff University. After the film there will be a wine reception and a panel discussion involving biomedical and social scientists. The audience will be invited to debate some of the issues raised by the film. The debate will focus on the issue of psychological disorders, grief and bereavement, suicide, and our perceptions of normality and abnormality.