The mad world of mental illness and film
In the space of a few weeks, four serious dramas about mentally unstable characters were released in theaters. We discuss how mental illness is portrayed in film, and how filmmakers use narrative form to put audiences in the same frame of mind as the characters they're watching.
- Lisa Brown: founder and artistic director of the annual Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival, now in its 19th season.
- Bob Mondello: reviews movies and covers the arts for NPR News, seeing at least 250 films and 100 plays annually. His reviews can be heard on All Things Considered.
- About Bob Mondello
- High Anxieties Make For A Mad, Mad Movie World
- About the Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival