"David Gilmour is broke, more or less unemployed and has two children by two different women. When it looks as though his teenage son is about to go off the rails, he reaches out to him through the only subject he knows anything about: the movies. The result is an object lesson in how fathers should talk to their sons." (Toby Young)
"I loved David Gilmour's sleek, potent little memoir, The Film Club.
It's so, so wise in the ways of fathers and sons, of movies and movie-goers, of love and loss." (Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Empire Falls
"The Film Club
is an excellent choice for a book club, and it's as good as a David Gilmour novel. That's saying a lot" (Toronto Star
"What makes the story so readable is its mix of sentiment and cynicism, its cockeyed wisdom ... Gilmour is a brave writer and a brave father" (National Post
"The book is meaningful, is insightful, is valuable. It is, what's more, a compelling, often tender account of a parent's deep concern for his child" (Globe and Mail
The touching, true story of what happens when a father tries to educate his chaotic teenage son through film