Los Angeles Lift-Off 2017 – Right Between Your Ears

Feature 5 - Right Between Your Ears

Saturday 10th September @ 6.00 - 8.00pm
@ 5300 Melrose Ave E, Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA


Right Between Your Ears
Dir. Sheila Marshall
Producers. Kris De Meyer, Sheila Marshall
Writers. Kris De Meyer, Sheila Marshall
UK/USA | 62 mins | Language: English

Many people have a strong sense that their views are right and couldn’t possibly be wrong. So how do we come to hold an unshakable conviction and why is it hard to consider that we could be mistaken?

Through the eyes of a group of people convinced that they knew the date of the end of the world, ‘Right between your Ears’ explores how people believe, how we turn beliefs into certainties, and mistake them for the truth.

A stock trader with a young family, a philosophy student about to graduate and a retail manager who became so convinced she quit her job of 18 years. As they face the consequences of their conviction, neuroscience and social psychology offer insight into how we can become convinced we're right, even when we’re wrong.

After the screening there will be a Q&A session with Sheila Marshall

A fun and warmhearted look at a community of doomsayers as they face the day of judgment, it ends up saying a great deal about how we all think. Louis Theroux - Filmmaker

Right Between Your Ears is an engaging, kind and sober film about a hugely important topic: what happens when people who are absolutely certain of something realize they are wrong. The filmmakers have pinpointed how crucial cognitive dissonance is in many of the world’s problems, and have probed the topic in a really appealing way. Jon Ronson - best-selling author of "The Men Who Stare at Goats" and "The Psychopath Test"

After each film there will be a 2 minute break, during which we invite the audience to complete score cards. The cards go towards the scoring of the films and are sent directly to the filmmakers to provide insight into the audiences response.

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