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Johnny Panic

Sandra Lahire

UK, 2000
46 minutes, Colour, Opt.
Original format: 16mm Film
Available formats: HD Digital file

“Within this film Lahire deftly combines the fictional aspects of [Sylvia] Plath’s writing with the stark reality of her life. Johnny Panic is a filmic and poetic text that evokes and adds to Plath’s own dreams in the story ‘Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams’, and which grounds Plath’s own recorded statement: ‘one should be able to control and manipulate experiences, even the most terrifying – like madness and being tortured…'” – Gill Addison