"A film that is both academic and empathetic, clearly presenting facts and figures while also not downplaying the personal or the emotional, in the process creating a refreshing alternative to other documentaries on the topic."
Alex BieseAsbury Park Press
“I was stunned at how much I learned in this wondrously engaging and informative piece of work. There's not a false note nor a single erroneous scientific fact to be found anywhere. There's only moving human stories from researchers, clinicians, and patients alike.”
Rakesh Jain, MD, MPHClinical Professor of Psychiatry, Texas Tech University School of Medicine
“Pat Murphy has accomplished something challenging, which is to consolidate the history of psychedelics into an overview that invites the viewer to dive deeper, to explore the side passages and back stories that could not be conveyed in a compact film.”
Andrew Penn, MS, NP, PMHNP-BCUniversity of California San Francisco School of Nursing
"Documentaries about psychedelics often lose sight of substance, choosing to emphasize kaleidoscopic spectacle. 'Psychedelia' does not fall into this trap. It's an exemplar for films on this topic."
Ingmar Gorman, PhDPsychologist
About the Film:
PSYCHEDELIA is an hour-long documentary film about psychedelic drugs and their ability to induce mystical and religious experiences. The film chronicles their use in controlled research studies prior to the cultural upheaval of the 1960s, when LSD was regarded as a promising medical breakthrough, as well as their recent re-emergence in psychiatry.
Featuring leading experts in the field of psychedelic research, the film tells the story of medical professionals who have re-introduced these compounds into a legal and growing field of study. First-person accounts from a study on end-of-life anxiety explore the profound, life-altering insights psychedelics induce in participants and what these insights might mean for society at large.
Host a Screening:
We are entering a new age when it comes to attitudes about mind-enhancing compounds. The mission of the film is to illuminate this lesser known, but increasingly more significant history. We’re offering the film to universities, non-profit organizations, psychedelic societies or anyone interested in hosting a screening in an educational setting. Scroll down for more information below.
Run Time: 58:30 // Language: English (with captions) // Foreign Subtitles Upon Request
Virtual Screening Events
Virtual screenings offer an opportunity to engage with your members and community in a safe and cost-effective way. When paired with a virtual Q&A or panel, these events can be used for fundraising, education, or advocacy – all from the comfort and safety of home.
We believe in the power of film to spark engagement, raise consciousness, and inspire important conversations around the growing field of psychedelic medicine. To learn more about how we can work together, please fill out the simple form below and we’ll be in touch shortly:
"We screened Psychedelia on several occasions, with the purpose of introducing psychedelic science to a broad audience. We found it to be a balanced documentary capturing both the scientific rigor of the scientists and the touching patient accounts. Recommended!”
Filip BrombergThe Swedish Network for Psychedelic Science