Carrington’s matter-of-fact presentation of the bizarre and the gruesome lends a distinctive black humor to her short stories, here collected in their entirety for the first time, including three that have never before been published.
In Killer of Sheep, Charles Burnett’s 1977 film set in LA after the Watts riots, there is a scene you may recall: a group of friends sit in a car outside a liquor store; on the hood rests a can of beer, and the man in the passenger seat reaches through the empty windshield to sip from it.
Finding the hope in the one-woman plays of Samuel Beckett.
I once fell in love with a cannibal on the subway.
The Temptation of St. Tony, the second feature from Estonian filmmaker Veiko Õunpuu, opens with an apt epigraph from Dante’s Divine Comedy: “Midway upon the journey of life / I found myself within a forest dark / For the straightforward pathway had been lost.”
Cinema didn’t start with stories. It was hijacked by them. The journey from Lumière to Griffith was over before it began.