July 16, 2024


Showing: Wednesday, November 18 – 8:15 PM
Title: The End of the Tour
Year: 2015
Country: USA
Genre: ,
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Starting Time: 8:15. Meet the Filmmaker: David Lipsky, upon whose experience this film is based.

A tale of two writers, both named David. In 1996, David Lipsky, whose first novel failed to garner notice, accompanied the acclaimed author David Foster Wallace on the last leg of his book tour as part of an article for “Rolling Stone”. The faux friendship between profiler and subject makes for a fascinating character study, full of tension, envy, and the machinery of publicity. USA, 2015, 106 minutes, rated R for language

About David Lipsky: In addition to his first novel, “Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself,” which led to the events chronicled in The End of the Tour, David Lipsky is the author of the best-selling book “Absolutely American”, which was a Time Magazine “Best Book of the Year”, as well as “The Art Fair” and a collection of short stories, “Three Thousand Dollars”. He is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, and his work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times and The New York Times Book Review, among many other publications. He is a recipient of a Lambert Fellowship, a Media Award from GLAAD, and a National Magazine Award.

“It’s a brilliant slice of life” – Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

“A movie — one of the most rigorous and thoughtful I’ve seen — about the ethical and existential traps our fame-crazed culture sets for the talented and the mediocre alike.” – A. O. Scott, The New York Times

“Nothing and everything happen in the movie. Director James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now), working from a fluid script by playwright Donald Margulies, does justice to the book without compromising his film.”– Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“Improbably, The End of the Tour doesn’t just sustain the audience’s interest in Wallace and Lipsky’s exchanges, arguments and moments of bonding, but invites us to care deeply about the men…” – Ann Hornaday, Washington post