• The End of the Tour

    The End of the Tour

    I watched The End of the Tour, which is a film about a conversation between two writers. I watched it in the middle of a snowstorm in Michigan, which is appropriate because the film takes place, for the most part, in the winter of 1996 in Bloomington, Indiana, so close to Michigan. The winter setting was perfect in accentuating the simplicity of the scenes: white sky and land and road and trees and buildings reduced to tint and lines, all…

  • Violette

    Violette

    Violette Leduc in the French film, Violette, is full of pain. Her life sits stagnant before her like an open sore. She is a desperate animal hungering for connection, warmth, acceptance. She is a writer.

    Her face sags as she pleads with her lover to stay with her, as she excoriates him for rejecting her. There is a delicious hopelessness to the story, to the character that was surprisingly invigorating. Her life is a neverending parade of anguish: she searches…