Praised for its “Dickensian” scope, Tartt’s urban epic, The Goldfinch, begins with a terrorist attack at New York’s Met Museum. Now orphaned, ten-year-old Theo struggles to fend for himself on the streets of Manhattan while maintaining a connection to his deceased mother through a 17th-century painting he stole from the Met during the attack.
Taking place a world away, Baker’s finely observed interpersonal drama, The Flick, is set in a movie theater in central Massachusetts, where a group of movie-theater employees talk about what movie-theater employees talk about (rude customers, Kevin Bacon’s oeuvre, the bane of digital film) while figuring out their personal and professional relationships to one another.
The Flick will re-open at New York’s Barrow Street Theater shortly.
[h/t NY Times]