Heather Addison is an associate professor of Film Studies and the Graduate Director in the School of Communication at Western Michigan University. Her primary research area is Hollywood’'s relationship to American culture. Her essays have appeared in a wide range of film journals, and her books include Hollywood and the Rise of Physical Culture (Routledge Press) and Motherhood Misconceived, a collection of essays co-edited with Elaine Roth and Mary Kate Goodwin-Kelly (SUNY Press). She is also pursuing the art of screenwriting, and has submitted feature scripts to several major screenwriting competitions.
“What befalls Veta can perhaps be justified as part of the film’s critique of psychiatry; after all, her unfortunate experience mocks the short-sightedness and arbitrary operation of the mental health[…]