OCT 14: OBIT
Dir: Vanessa Gould
USA, 2016 English 93 minutes
With: Bruce Weber, William McDonald, Margalit Fox
A lively look at the inner workings of the team of 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 obit department is an entertaining and eccentric crew of writers and editors charged with the daunting daily task of chronicling the life and legacy of complete strangers. Each writer carefully delves into peoples’ histories, gently detangling the complex minutiae of a lifetime of familial myths, newsworthy accomplishments, and amusing anecdotes.