It’s often said that you can pick your friends but not your family. Yet in an age of mass communication, it’s never been easier to track down an absentee dad or quietly unfriend a despicable relative on Facebook.
It’s an unfortunate fact of life: even super-smart women sometimes end up with terrible boyfriends. This, along with a very different tragic, universal reality—everyone’s body radically changes and deteriorates with illness and/or age—forms the basis of David Cronenberg’s The Fly.
Tooth fairy: the director of Earwig discusses her distinctive treatment of adolescence, narrative, and silence.
Stories told within the framework of family drama can sometimes resemble folklore—digressive, dark, suspiciously elliptical, patent fabrications that only bear hints of an ancient truth that has since been lost to time.
On the occasion of a 20th-anniversary screening at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, the director of Session 9 recalls the filmic inspirations for the project, and how it probes sides of life that are uncomfortable and unseen.