Storytelling (2001) – 35mm
Storytelling is a provocative and thought-provoking film paralleling two writers’ journies: one a fiction author and the other a non-fiction storyteller.
Todd Solondz, an American director and screenwriter known for creating films of the dark comedy genre brings us Storytelling, a two-part story following a creative writer and a documentarian.
The first part follows the creative writer as she navigates sex and exploitation with an unexpected partner. The second part follows an aspiring documentarian as he explores dysfunction in a suburban family.
Solondz isn’t afraid to explore dark and sometimes twisted themes in his work, and this film is representative of that. A film that shocks, provokeslaughter, and inspires reflection is his specialty, and this film accomplishes all three.
This film was nominated at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001.
Written by Frances Kane