Film: The Mercy (2017)

The Mercy, courtesy of Studio Canal

  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinksy Building, University of Plymouth

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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.

Director: James Marsh
Cast: Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis
Running time: 100 mins
Cert: 12A

Date: Monday 25 February
Time: 19:00
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema
Ticket information: £6/£4.20/Friends free/UoP students free via SPiA/18’s and under free via YAP

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