The Mad Whale
During the late 1800s, it was hard to tell who was more insane, the patients or their doctors. With experimental treatments constantly on the horizon, often what was best for the patient was left to the doctor’s imagination. Upon arriving at a women’s asylum, Dr. Benjamin Calhoun aches to perform a study. He wants to cast his patients in a production of Moby Dick. He already sees star potential in one of his patients, but when he discovers a great actress is also a patient at his asylum, his dreams of grandeur begin to erode his sanity, leaving his star performers no choice but to escape. The film was a collaboration with the USC School of the Cinematic Arts.
Q&A with filmmakers and actors following the screening
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