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CineTalks | Psychedelics & Beyond

CineTalks | Psychedelics & Beyond

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  • Finchley Road, London, NW3 6ET
  • (Exact address will be provided after booking)
Suitable for: Adults
Dr David Luke is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Greenwich where he teaches an undergraduate course on the Psychology of Exceptional Human Experience. His r... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:

New in town: Cinetalks arrives to London!

An evening made up of a thought-provoking, fascinating talk and a movie, combined.

Any car journey that requires “two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers” is likely to have the wheels come off, but should be a trip of a lifetime.

Come and enjoy the ride from the comfort (and safety) of a cozy cinema seat, and find out if the road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom?

The epic film of Hunter S. Thompson’s classic book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is introduced and discussed by psychedelic parapsychologist Dr David Luke, labelled “a real life Dr Gonzo” by Will Self, and “a psychedelic Indiana Jones” by an author much less well known. Buy the ticket, take the ride, and explore Psychedelics & Beyond... because when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

David's research focuses on trans-personal experiences, anomalous phenomena and altered states of consciousness, especially via psychedelics, having published more than 100 academic papers in this area, including five books, most recently Neurotransmissions: Essays on Psychedelics (2015) and Talking with the Spirits: Ethnographies from Between the Worlds (2014).

He has studied techniques of consciousness alteration from South America to India, from the perspective of scientists, shamans and Shivaites, but increasingly has more questions than answers.

The event will be taking place at one of the best facilities around town - the JW3 in North London.

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This is the launching event of Cinetalks in London! Cinetalk events combine watching a chosen film, followed by a lecture given by a leading talent, who will explore key themes and ideas from the movie.

You'll hear from fascinating speakers including a range of Ted lecturers, psychiatrists, celebrities, journalists, individuals with amazing stories and more.

Enjoy the popcorn and watching a hit movie whilst learning something new and challenging yourself. Cinetalks is the future of cinema in London.

Doors open at 7pm - The event will begin promptly at 7.30pm.

CineTalks will offer a unique cinema experience by pairing up a current film with a related speaker. The will invite the audience to engage, debate and philosophise about leading themes after the film . Encouraging and bringing unique insights, posing questions and thought provoking discussions to create a truly unique and alternative cinema experience.

*artwork credit: Tiago Leonardi (Flickr)

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New in town: Cinetalks arrives to London! An evening made up of a thought-provoking, fascinating talk and a movie, combined. Any car journey that requires “two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered blo... Read More
Experience includes:
  • Film Screening 
  • Fascinating Speaker 
  • Talk + Insights
  • Questions + Answers 
  • Drinks + Food available to purchase
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