Adventures in Innerspace
THE NEW SCHOOL UNIVERSITY CENTER
63 5TH AVE, RM L105, NYC
Thursday, october 4th
Come and explore the furtherest reaches of inner space with Shane Mauss and some of the leading thinkers in the psychedelic sciences and humanities.
I Am My Own Laboratory
World Premiere & Discussion
Directed by Oliver Hockenhull
43 min. 2018
Following the film there will be a live video chat with Countess Amanda Fielding and director Oliver Hockenhull. NYC Filmmaker and performance artist John Halpern will be also be participating in the post-screening discussion.
I Am My Own Laboratory is an experimental documentary on a remarkable woman. Amanda Feilding, founder of the Beckley Foundation, a charitable trust that promotes a rational, evidence-based approach to global drug policy policies and initiates, directs and supports pioneering neuroscientific and clinical research into the effects of psychoactive substances on the brain and cognition. Feilding learned about the ancient practice of trepanation from Bart Huges, whom she met in 1966, She trepanned herself in 1970.
Psychonautics—A Comic’s Exploration of Psychedelics
East Coast Premiere & Discussion
Directed by Brian Bellinkoff
Producer Matt Schuler
75 min. 2018
Following the film there will be an interdisciplinary round table discussion with Shane Mauss, comedian Matt Ruby, psychedelic researcher Jenn Purdon, comedy booker and New School alumnus Luisa Díez, psychedelic science writer and New School graduate student Kevin Franciotti, and the organizer of the Brooklyn Psychedelic Society Colin Pugh.
Comedian Shane Mauss goes on a series of adventures to deepen his understanding of psychedelics. He describes the indescribable and takes us through some of his most intense experiences, while getting the added perspectives of some of the top scientists and experts in this realm. With moments of both confusion and clarity, this is an honest account of the experiences of a genuine Psychonaut.