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Kitchen Stove Films: Obit


Director: Vanessa GouldWith: Bruce Weber, William McDonald, Margalit Fox   Documentary    Running Time: 93 min

A fascinating and lively look at the inner workings of the team responsible for The New York Times’ obituary section, Obit chronicles the ways in which life, death, and the written word intersect to create personal and public legacies that resonate long after our time is up. The film meditates on a seemingly morbid subject that, more often than not, provides life-affirming moments of humour, nostalgia, and humanity.  “At The New York Times, the obituary beat is no career dead-end….Those writers make for fun company here, however much they claim people avoid them at cocktail parties.”                                                                                     — John Defore, Hollywood Reporter

Earlier Event: October 6
First Fridays | Sacred Encounters
Later Event: October 24
Painting & Pinots with Glenn Clark