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Obit.

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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New York Times Critics' Pick
LA Times Critics' Pick

"Heartfelt and unshakable" —NPR

"Observant, graceful and nonchalantly witty." —New York Times

"Informative, fascinating and surprisingly funny." —Rex Reed, The Observer

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

"'Obit' has many grace notes... Ben Wolf's cinematography, Joel Goodman's score and Bye's editing quietly blend to give a sense of artistic completeness.”Washington Post

"Sly and sprightly, Obit brings a visual energy..." —Filmmaker Magazine

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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
Distribution: Kino Lorber

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2016 Festivals:
Tribeca International (world premiere)
Hot Docs (international premiere)
Provincetown
AFI Docs Washington DC
New Zealand International
Traverse City Summer Series
Big Sky
Homer
Milwaukee
Calgary
Lunenberg
Boston Globe GlobeDocs
Hot Springs
Tacoma
DOCTOBER
New Hampshire
Philadelphia
South Western Int'l
East Lansing
Sarasota
Denver
Gold Coast
Loft
Hamptons Take 2
Palm Springs
ReFrame
Portland
Sedona
Boulder
Salt Spring
Martha's Vineyard
Green Mountain
Fargo
Wisconsin
DOC10
Louisiana
FilmFest DC