Father Lets Son Drop Out of High School to Watch Movies
Thursday, May 29, 2008
So what did Mr. Gilmour do? He told his son he could drop out of school, on the condition that he didn't use drugs and on the condition that he would watch three movies a week with his dad. The film school solution sounds a little bit unusual, but it made sense to Gilmour, who has been a film critic and a film festival organizer.
The experiment actually turned out pretty well. So well that David Gilmour, who's also a novelist, wrote a memoir about those years of parenting. His book is called The Film Club . David lives in Toronto, Canada, with his son Jesse.
- David Gilmour , author of six novels. His latest book is a memoir called The Film Club.
- Jesse Gilmour is David's son. His experience dropping our of high school and watching films with his father is recounted in The Film Club .