Next Thursday, Austin Film Society will host an early screening of the highly-anticipated film The End of the Tour at the Marchesa Theater, with director James Ponsoldt live in person for a Q&A! See Jason Segel don Wallace’s trademark bandanna for a tour five-day journey of an interview with Rolling Stone journalist David Lipsky (portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg.) Comissioned by Rolling Stone, the real interview took place right after the publishing of Wallace’s 1996 masterpiece Infinite Jest. Though the magazine decided not to publish the interview, Lipsky eventually unearthed his tape recordings and published the memoir Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace in 2010. In Austin Film Society’s own words, “Ponsoldt’s film is a sensitively imagined, brilliantly acted adaptation, and a humanist rendering of a larger-than-life cultural icon.”
“The movie’s look at isolation, confidence and connection reverberates deeply, and a carefully placed flashback of Wallace in the throes of joy are genuinely moving and earned. Intimate, soul-baring, and winning, The End Of The Tour is a special, lovely little gem.” – Indiewire
“Moving and profound. Should merit heavy awards consideration. A remarkable film.” – Kyle Smith, New York Post
David Foster Wallace (1962-2008) is the author of Infinite Jest, Girl with Curious Hair, “Everything and More, The Broom of the System”, and other fiction and nonfiction. Among his honors, he received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, and a Whiting Writers’ Award.
David Lipsky is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone. He has written for The New Yorker, the New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, and the Boston Globe, among other publications. His fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories, and his novel, The Art Fair, won acclaim from the New York Times Book Review, Newsweek, The New Yorker, and many others. His honors include a MacDowell fellowship and a Henry Hoyns fellowship.
For your convenience, we put all of David Foster Wallace’s books on display in our fiction section.