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Losing It At The Movies

  • Temple Sinai 4740 Prosperity St St Francisville, LA, 70775 United States (map)

The late novelist David Foster Wallace once asked a very Walker Percy-like question: “Why are we – and by 'we' I mean people like you and me: mostly white, upper middle class or upper class, obscenely well educated, doing really interesting jobs, sitting in really expensive chairs, watching the best, you know, watching the most sophisticated electronic equipment money can buy – why do we feel so empty and unhappy?” Panelists will discuss the answers both novelists answered this question, with special focus on each writer’s insights into how modern people evade the question by immersing themselves in film and mass media.

Ari Schulman, Ben Bergholtz, & Robbie Howell

$10 ticket good for admission to any (or all) panels