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Obit. Film
Film

FILM: Obit. (Second Showing)

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 7:00 PM

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.
 
Official Selection at the Tribeca Film Festival and Hot Docs Festival.
 
"Engaging and lively." - John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter


HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS:

  • SVMoA staff will wear face masks at the film screening.
  • No one will be allowed entry into the theater without a face mask. Please bring your own mask.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for staff & attendees.
  • Please do not attend if you are feeling ill or if you’ve recently been in contact with someone ill.
  • We will ensure that cleaning protocols are followed and will limit the number of tickets sold to ensure physical distancing.
  • SVMoA staff will check in attendees outside the theater.
  • Masks are required inside the building unless you are seated.
  • A SVMoA staff member inside the theater will help with seating.
  • At the end of the show, please use the exits at the front of the auditoriums to the outer hallways and down the stairs (unless you require the elevator).
  • Please pick up your trash and deposit it in the additional trash receptacles at those exits. This helps protect the staff while they sanitize the auditoriums for the next show

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Ticket Prices

$10 member / $12 nonmember