BookBar BookClub: The Film Club

Join us for BookBar BookClub from 7pm - 9pm! For November we're reading The Film Club by David Gilmour. This book club will be facilitated by BookBar's own Lance Morgan. 

About the Book:
At the start of this brilliantly unconventional family memoir, David Gilmour is an unemployed movie critic trying to convince his fifteen-year-old son Jesse to do his homework. When he realizes Jesse is beginning to view learning as a loathsome chore, he offers his son an unconventional deal: Jesse could drop out of school, not work, not pay rent - but he must watch three movies a week of his father's choosing. 

Week by week, side by side, father and son watched everything from True Romance to Rosemary's Baby to Showgirls, and films by Akira Kurosawa, Martin Scorsese, Brian DePalma, Billy Wilder, among others. The movies got them talking about Jesse's life and his own romantic dramas, with mercurial girlfriends, heart-wrenching breakups, and the kind of obsessive yearning usually seen only in movies. 

Through their film club, father and son discussed girls, music, work, drugs, money, love, and friendship - and their own lives changed in surprising ways.

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:00pm
The Film Club: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780446199308
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Twelve - June 1st, 2009