Film: Black or White
I watched the Colorado premiere of Kevin Costner’s new film Black or White last night at the the Colorado Foster Care and Adoption Film Festival.
I loved this film. I loved how these nuanced, flawed people tried to overcome their either/or tendencies to embrace a both/and paradigm for the girl who joined them together. Jillian Estell as Eloise is luminous.
Kudos to the Colorado Department of Human Services and its Office of Children, Youth & Families for such a successful event. Please please check out waiting children on COHeartGallery.org and consider supporting other luminous kids in any way you can.
Book: You by Caroline Kepnes
Considering I spent almost all my free time this weekend reading You, I’d say I’m obsessed with it. I can’t yet say for certain that I’ll like the middle and the end, but the beginning has me thinking about the story even while I’m going about my day. You is written in the second person and is creepy in the way that Gone Girl was. In fact, if I have any criticism so far, it’s that the book seems to be trying hard to be Gone Girl.
Still, it’s different enough that I keep reading to find out what happens next, how far the characters will go. I think I’ll be wanting to discuss this with, um, You as I turn the pages.
What are you watching, reading, supporting?