Directed by Vanessa Gould
It's a shame no one wants to talk to them at parties, because obituary writers are a surprisingly funny bunch. Ten hours before newspapers hit neighborhood doorsteps—and these days, ten minutes before news hits the web—an obit writer is racing against deadline to sum up a long and newsworthy life in under 1000 words. The details of these lives are then deposited into the cultural memory amid the daily beat of war, politics, and football scores.
Obit. is the first documentary to explore the world of these writers and their subjects, focusing on the legendary team at The New York Times, who approach their daily work with journalistic rigor and narrative flair. Going beyond the byline and into the minds of those chronicling life after death on the freshly inked front lines of history, the film invites some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life, memory, and the inevitable passage of time. What do we choose to remember? What never dies?
"Engaging and lively."
"One of the few great films I've seen about writing."
|Landmark Midtown Art Cinema||Atlanta||GA||1496376000June 2 - June 8, 2017|
|Landmark Lagoon Cinema||Minneapolis||MN||1496376000June 2 - June 8, 2017|
|Center For Contemporary Arts||Santa Fe||NM||1496376000June 2 - June 8, 2017|
|Mendocino Film Festival||Mendocino||CA||1496289600June 1 - June 4, 2017|
|Landmark Chez Artiste||Denver||CO||1495771200May 26 - June 1, 2017|
|Landmark Ken Cinema||San Diego||CA||1495166400May 19 - May 25, 2017|
|Music Box Theatre||Chicago||IL||1495166400May 19 - May 25, 2017|
|Landmark Ritz at the Bourse||Philadelphia||PA||1495166400May 19 - May 25, 2017|
|Salt Lake Film Society @ Broadway Centre Cinemas||Salt Lake City||UT||1495166400May 19 - May 25, 2017|
|Landmark Shattuck Cinemas||Berkeley||CA||1494561600May 12 - May 18, 2017|
|Landmark Opera Plaza Cinema||San Francisco||CA||1494561600May 12 - May 18, 2017|
|Landmark E Street Cinema||Washington||DC||1494561600May 12 - May 18, 2017|
|Landmark Nuart Theatre||Los Angeles||CA||1493956800May 5 - May 11, 2017|
|Film Forum||New York||NY||1493179200April 26 - May 9, 2017|
|Lincoln Plaza Cinema||New York||NY||1493179200April 26 - May 2, 2017|
|Palm Springs International Film Festival||CA||1483592400January 5 - January 16, 2017|
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