“Balance is its own beautiful practice.”
Tags: Anne Lamott, Barrelhouse, Bird by Bird, bodies, Christine No, debut collection, dissociation, family, filmmaking, grandmother, grandmothers, heartbreak, hypervigilance, Intimacy, Jennifer Lewis, love, Mental Health, neuroscience, poems, poetry, science, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, Whatever Love Mean
JinJin Xu discusses her debut chapbook, THERE IS STILL SINGING IN THE AFTERLIFE.
Tags: absence, Aleksandra Burshteyn, Aria Aber, censorship, chapbook, chapbooks, China, Chinese, Chinese history, cinema, collective memory, COVID, COVID-19, death, erasure, erasure poems, erasure poetry, Film, filmmaker, filmmaking, grief, Haptic, haptic perception, Jing De Zhen, JinJin Xu, Li Wenliang, memories, memory, Mona Hatoum, pandemic, poems, poetry, Radix Media, Sasha Burshteyn, self-censorship, The Little Red Book, There Is Still Singing in the Afterlife, Wuhan, Yan Lianke
[W]hat lies beneath the arcing paths of these stars, fueling and frustrating them? ...more
Tags: Alfred Eisenstaedt, Amanda Lee Koe, Amelia Possanza, Anna May Wong, book review, debut novel, Delayed Rays of a Star, Edith Piaf, Erich Maria Remarque, fascism, filmmaking, gender inequality, gender roles, gender stereotypes, historical fiction, Holocaust, immigrants, Leni Riefenstahl, marlene dietrich, movie stars, Shanghai Express, The Blue Angel, Walter Benjamin, World War II, WWII
“It was a relief to be out of the confines of scriptwriting. I was having fun again.”
Tags: 7.13 Books, Borrisokane, debut collection, Dialogue, Eric Andrew Newman, fabulism, filmmaking, first book, Josh Denslow, Lou Mathews, magical realism, Music, Not Everyone Is Special, Randall Brown, screenwriting, short fiction, short stories, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, Tom Waits
Rabeah Ghaffari discusses her debut novel, TO KEEP THE SUN ALIVE.
Tags: Alana Mohamed, Cecile Barendsma, Chekhov, debut novel, documentary, Ernest Hemingway, filmmaking, first book, foreshadowing, Iran, Iranian, Iranian Revolution, Jen Kovitz, Khomeini, leigh newman, new york, paris, Politics, Rabeah Ghaffari, Russia, screenplay, Shiraz, To Keep the Sun Alive, tony kushner
Tina Alexis Allen discusses her memoir, HIDING OUT.
Tags: alcoholic, alcoholism, Angela’s Ashes, Appalachia, Catholic Church, catholicism, child abuse, childhood, drugs, family, fathers, fathers and daughters, filmmaking, Frank McCourt, gay, Hiding Out, Iva-Marie Palmer, Jeannette Walls, LGBTQ, memoir, method acting, Outsiders, queer, recovery, screenwriting, Secrets of a Holy Father, Sex, sexual abuse, sexuality, siblings, sober, sobriety, The Glass Castle, Tina Alexis Allen
“It was about showing people taking, or denying, responsibility.”
Tags: 12 years a slave, American Crime, Daryl Gates, documentary, Fatima Curry, Film, filmmaker, filmmaking, Guerrilla, Jeanmaire Condon, John Ridley, L.A., LA riots, LAPD, Lauren Wissot, Let It Fall, Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992, los angeles, Melia Patria, Rodney King, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project
Aura Xilonen discusses her novel,
Gringo Champion, the realities of immigration, translating texts, and her love of cinema. ...more
Tags: A Rumpus Interview, Andrea Penman-Lomeli, Andrea Rosenberg, Aura Xilonen, autodidact, cinema, divorce, Donald Trump, Europa Editions, family, Felipe Calderón, female characters, Fifty Shades of Gray, filmmaker, filmmaking, germany, globalization, Harry Potter, hunger games, illegal immigration, immigration, Juan Rulfo, Julia Chardavoine, language, Latinx, Letra Libres, Mauricio Achar/Random House Award, Mexican, Mexico, Politics, Social Media, the Gringo Champion, Tolkien, tolstoy, translation, Trump, Twilight, undocumented immigrants
One of the world’s most read and beloved poets since the 13th century, and an immensely important artistic, academic, and spiritual figure in the Muslim community, is getting his own movie. So who is going to take on the leading role of Rumi, whose poems about love, faith, and spirituality have guided generations? Academy Award-winning […]
In her twenties, the author was criticized for showing too much emotion. Decades later, having learned to compartmentalize, she’s accused of not being able to feel. Is this depression, or contentment?
Tags: compartmentalization, Cris Mazza, depression, dissociation, filmmaking, memoir, Mental Health, psychology, screenplays, Something Wrong with Her, Walter Bonime, writing