Vanessa GouldUSA95 minutes2016English
View Obit during the Obit w/Intro and Q&A event.
View Obit during the Obit w/ Intro and Q&A event.
Intro and Q&A at the 7pm screenings on March 31 and April 1 with director Vanessa Gould and New York Times writer and film subject Margalit Fox
Every morning, a small staff of obituary writers at The New York Times deposits the details of three or four extraordinary lives into the cultural memory — each life's story spun amid the daily beat of war, politics, and football scores — producing a body of work that represents some of the best writing in journalism. In Obit, director Vanessa Gould profiles the NYT's legendary obit desk and uses their work to reflect on some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life, memory, and the inevitable passage of time: How does a life reflect a world? What do we choose to remember? What never dies?