MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017

Discussion to follow with director Vanessa Gould

Join us at 6:30 p.m. for dinner, by Driftwood Kitchen, and music!

Dir. Vanessa Gould | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2016 | 93 min.

How do you put a life into 500 words? This is the daunting task that the small staff of obituary writers at the New York Times faces everyday. From Peabody Award-winning director Vanessa Gould, this first-ever glimpse into the daily rituals, triumphs, and existential angst of the Times obit writers offers quirky insight on what and who makes history, and how it is recorded. Not nearly as morbid as it might seem, the film invites some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life and our impact on other people. It also reflects the changing nature of our culture—from white and male-dominated to one that is slowly making room for others.

Two screenings of this film were sold out at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival in March!


Thank you to the screening sponsor Diana Barrett for The Fledgling Fund