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How do you put a life into 500 words? Each day, the obituary writers at the New York Times shine a literary light on three or four unusual lives while under relentless deadlines. Directed by Vanessa Gould, feature documentary Obit gives a first-ever glimpse into the daily rituals, joys and existential angst of the Times obit writers as they chronicle life after death on the front lines of history.

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"Engaging and lively... an enjoyable behind-the-scenes look at one of journalism's odder jobs." —The Hollywood Reporter

"marvelous... dazzling breadth" —Way Too Indie

" of the few great films I've seen about writing. Sly and sprightly, Obit brings a visual energy..." —Filmmaker Magazine

"...a warm, insightful and perfectly human film." —Stuff New Zealand

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2016 Festivals:
Tribeca International (world premiere)
Hot Docs (international premiere)
AFI Docs Washington DC
New Zealand International
Traverse City Summer Series
Big Sky
Boston Globe GlobeDocs

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Director: Vanessa Gould
Editor: Kristin Bye
Executive Producers: Pamela Boll, Geralyn Dreyfus
Producers: Caitlin Mae Burke, Vanessa Gould
Cinematographer: Ben Wolf
Composer: Joel Goodman
Archivist: Kenn Rabin
Graphics & Animation: Andrew Roberts, Kristin Bye