Fine Cut with Alyson: Jessica Waite

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Alyson and Jessica Waite (author of the forthcoming memoir, The Widow's Guide to Dead Bastards from Simon and Schuster) talk about the reunion scene in the 2015 film, Room (starring Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay). You can watch the scene HERE. Jessica and Alyson discuss crying and how they are both “criers.” This scene covers all different types of emotions and tears and they get teared up just talking about it. It’s a masterful scene that is ultimately about the complicated landscape of trauma and love. And to be honest, it’s a fun conversation with lots of laughter. Join us!

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Alyson Shelton (she/her)
Alyson Shelton (she/her)
Alyson Shelton writes about women across mediums + genres. She’s written about a superpowered and multi-faceted heroine in her comic Reburn, and uncovering childhood secrets in Eve of Understanding, the award winning feature she wrote and directed. In her award winning screenplay, The Night We Met, she tackles a psychological thriller through fractured realities and self-invention. She is working on a memoir in essays and her writing has been published widely at outlets including The New York Times, Ms., The Rumpus and more. Her generalist knowledge and approach make her the perfect fit for her podcast, Fine Cut, in which she and a guest take a deep dive into one scene of the guest’s choosing. You can learn more about her through her website, and her Instagram @byalysonshelton where she hosts a weekly Instagram Live series inspired by George Ella Lyon’s poem, Where I’m From, where she’s hosted over 100 writers and creatives.
Fine Cut with Alyson: Jessica Waite
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