IN THE MEDIA

“Everybody is happier on roller skates.”

INDEX-TRIBUNE

February 13, 2020

Ponicsan’s ‘Eternal Sojourners’ a satire on Sonoma life

Sometime Sonoma resident Darryl Ponicsan’s latest novel is ‘Eternal Sojourners,’ set in a town much like Sonoma. In his latest book of essays, ‘I Feel Bad About…,’ he admits to being colorblind and fond of the male accessory known as a ‘murse.’ 

PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM

December 3, 2019

The Ceaseless Creative Process: From Incident to Idea to Character to Story to Book to Film

Eighty people paid $75 dollars each to participate in a conversation exploring the creative process as it applied to “Eternal Sojourners.” Moderated by Oscar-nominated Tom Wright.

EYE ON THE DESERT

November 26, 2019

Ponicsán appeared on “Eye on the Desert,” CBS, to talk about “Eternal Sojourners.
 

Premiere of Amazon’s ‘Last Flag Flying’ – Red Carpet

November 1, 2017

Darryl Ponicsan (R) attends the premiere of Amazon’s “Last Flag Flying” at DGA Theater on November 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

 

CHRISTIAN KALLEN
INDEX-TRIBUNE 

November 23, 2017

Sonoma writer Darryl Ponicsan retraces journey with ‘Last Flag Flying’

Three soldiers on a road trip, encountering a picaresque series of events in an America riven by patriotism and doubt in equal measure, during a war that calls into question the very meaning of loyalty to country.

 

STEVEN ZEITCHIK
LA TIMES

September 21, 2017

‘Last Flag Flying,’ ‘liberal patriotism’ and finally making a middle-aged movie

Let’s say you’re a director who has a heralded comeback with the final chapter of a three-part, 18-year romantic film series. And you follow it up by releasing a 12-year epic project that nearly wins best picture.

 

 

MONEY INTO LIGHT

PAUL ROWLANDS

An Interview with Darrl Ponicsan

Darryl Ponicsan is the author of thirteen novels, including his debut, 1970’s The Last Detail, which was made as a classic film by Hal Ashby, with Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid and Otis Young. 

 

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A TRUE STAR

 

The city of Palm Springs honored him with a star on their Walk of Stars, the first of the new year.

It’s next to Ray Bolger, just off the entrance to Peabody’s, his favorite dive bar, and in front of the historic Plaza Theater.

At the Star Ceremony. Matthew Modine, DP, Ruby Montana, and Joe Wambaugh.