Category: Fathers

My Dad in the Valley of Fire

That time my dad let a man live in his car

An anecdote about my dad A while back, my dad noticed that his car had begun the curious habit of generating cigarette butts. My dad didn’t smoke. No one who he rode around with smoked in his car. He’d go into work with a cigarette-butt-free vehicle, and by the time his shift ended, there waiting […]

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Celebrating the Abusive Father

The Abusive Fathers of Fences and The Glass Castle Fences (2016) and The Glass Castle (2017) are two recent examples of beautiful, emotionally charged filmmaking. Both focus on the troubled and troubling relationships between a larger-than-life, though abusive, father and their wives and children, who struggle to discover their place in the world (read: his world). In other […]

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