Film: The Mercy (2017)
Professor Judy Edworthy, Director of the University’s Cognition Institute, will introduce this dramatic account of Donald Crowhurst’s disastrous attempt to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe without stopping and the struggles he confronted on the journey while his family awaited his return.
Judy, an applied psychologist, will discuss the risk-taking behaviour behind the tragic turn of events, along with personal recollections of contemporary responses in Teignmouth, where Crowhurst sailed from in 1968.
Part of the Celluloid Psychology series
Director: James Marsh
Cast: Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis
Running time: 100 mins
Ticket information: £6/£4.20/Friends free/UoP students free via SPiA/18’s and under free via YAP