Project Gatsby

I’ve just written another essay for Comment Magazine‘s “Comforts and Delights” web feature, the strange but true story-cum-art project: Grace Between the Cushions: A Love Letter to My College Couch. It’s a more straightforward telling than the short film above—about which a good friend of mine had this to say: “It’s cute and bleak. I love it.”

Project Gatsby, a film by Nate Barksdale, based on photographs by Henry Wei, with deep creative debts to (and potential for spirited fair-use debates with) Errol Morris, Philip Glass, Louis Armstrong, Alan Lomax, Stephen Rosen, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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