Posted at 10:33 AM on November 30, 2011
by Marianne Combs
Filed under: Film
From One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest to Melancholia, there are a myriad of films out there that portray characters suffering from mental illness.
Kirsten Dunst in Melancholia (Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures)
Midmorning host Kerri Miller talked with both Bob Mondello, NPR's movie critic, and Lisa Brown, artistic director of Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival, about how films often sensationalize mental illness, but sometimes do a compelling job of getting it right.
Bob Mondello wrote about the recent surge in films depicting mental illness for NPR, which you can read here.
Some of the films discussed on Midmorning:
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
A Beautiful Mind
Drop Dead Fred
A Soldier's Heart
You can listen to the show by clicking on the link below:
Most colleges and universities celebrate the season by bringing out their choirs for special seasonal concerts. And the next couple of weeks are filled with programs across the state as students get ready to head home for the holidays.
But if you're not already on campus, it can be hard to find out when the events are taking place.
Some 500 St. Olaf College students sing in five choirs and play in the orchestra during the annual St. Olaf Christmas Festival
The calendar lists 20 concerts on private campuses, from Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato to the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth.