The Film Club by David Gilmour
It was an unconventional deal: Jesse could drop out, sleep all day, not work, not pay rent – but he had to watch three films a week … of his father’s choosing. This is the true story about David Gilmour’s decision to let his 16-year-old son drop out of high school.
My rating: ★★★
Reading this light biography is worth it for the movie information alone – I feel inspired to make a copy of the index in this book and watch every film on it. The family dynamic surrounding the film club is also fascinating. We get a frank look right into how a family is living at a crucial time in a teenager’s life. It was hard to cringe past what seems like appallingly bad parenting decisions, but this family is still understandable even while running in completely different circles than I do. A quick and enjoyable book that seems perfect for an airplane or a book club.