Todd Solondz: 'I have weak moral fibre. I wish I were stronger'

Todd Solondz: 'I have weak moral fibre. I wish I were stronger'
 

A wealthy white Manhattan couple, Brooke and Jay, sit opposite their taciturn Barbadian nanny, Brittany. They are trying to sack her but it isn’t easy – in fact, Brooke is so racked with anxiety that she has to bolt from the room at one point to vomit. Brittany looks on, implacable and unimpressed. So begins Emma and Max, an agonisingly funny and abrasive study in race, white guilt and the ownership of suffering.
It marks the stage debut of Todd Solondz, the 59-year-old film-maker who has for more than 20 years been the barbed laureate of US indie cinema. Most notorious is his 1998 black... read more

 
21 October 2018 in Art & Culture, Views: 44
Source: Guardian
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