Currently watching – Paris, Texas – directed by Wim Wenders, 1984. Born in 1945, Wenders is a German filmmaker, author, and photographer, and one of the most renown independent directors of the last four decades.
Currently reading – Sweet Days of Discipline, by Fleur Jaeggy, translated by Tim Parks. Born in 1940, Jaeggy is a Swiss author of five novels. I finished the first novel in the Gombrowicz book, so I’m taking an intermission with this.
Currently watching – Señorita, directed by Isabel Sandoval, 2011. Born in 1982, Sandoval is a Filipina filmmaker. This was her award-winning directorial debut.
Currently reading – Cosmos and Pornografia, Two Novels by Witold Gombrowicz. Born in 1904, Gombrowicz was a Polish writer and playwright nominated for the Nobel Prize, but never awarded it. He died in 1969. This book was given to me by a dear, departed friend.
Currently watching – She’s Gotta Have It, directed by Spike Lee, 1986. Born in 1957, Lee is one of the most important directors of the last forty years. This movie, about a young black woman juggling three boyfriends she refuses to commit to despite their pressures, was his debut feature. I watched this before many, many, many years ago.
Currently reading – Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, by Alison Bechdel. Born in 1960, Bechdel is an American cartoonist and winner of the MacArthur “Genius” award. This book is a memoir via comic.
Currently watching – Nomadland, directed by Chloé Zhao, 2020. Zhao is a Chinese-American filmmaker born in 1982.
Currently reading – A Country for Dying, by Abdellah Taïa, translated by Emma Ramadan. Born in 1973, Taïa is a Moroccan writer who lives in France. This slim novel tells the story of two Moroccan prostitutes in Paris.
Currently reading – Saga, Volumes 8 and 9, by Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan. Decided to finish this series once and for all. 😁
Currently watching – The Killing Floor, directed by Bill Duke, 1984. Born in 1943, Duke is an American actor and filmmaker famous for his supporting roles in crime and action movies. This film depicts the struggles of an African-American migrant as he tries to start a interracial union in Chicago after WW1.