Obit.
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 5:30PM
Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium

A Q&A with the film’s Director, Vanessa Gould follows the film.
Release 2016 • Not rated • 1 hour 33 minutes • English

How do you put a life into 500 words? Obit is a first-ever glimpse into the daily rituals, joys, and existential angst of The New York Times obituary writers, as they chronicle life after death on the front lines of history. It is considered “one of the best films of 2017” (Entertainment Weekly) and “heartfelt and unshakable” (NPR). The film invites some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life, memory and the inevitable passage of time. What do we choose to remember? What never dies?

 

CRITICS PRAISE:

“Gould is a masterful documentarian” (The 13th Floor)

“Heartfelt and unshakable” (NPR)

★★★★★ “Vanessa Gould has crafted the perfect documentary” (The Upcoming)

“Outright entertaining. My favorite documentary of 2017 so far.” (Pete Hammond, Deadline)

“One of the few great films I’ve seen about writing” (Filmmaker)

“One of the best films of 2017” (Entertainment Weekly)

 

INTERACTIVE

Learn about 15 remarkable women through the New York Times’ interactive storyteller

Film Info

A Q&A with the film’s Director, Vanessa Gould follows the film.
Release 2016 • Not rated • 1 hour 33 minutes • English

How do you put a life into 500 words? Obit is a first-ever glimpse into the daily rituals, joys, and existential angst of The New York Times obituary writers, as they chronicle life after death on the front lines of history. It is considered “one of the best films of 2017” (Entertainment Weekly) and “heartfelt and unshakable” (NPR). The film invites some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life, memory and the inevitable passage of time. What do we choose to remember? What never dies?

 

CRITICS PRAISE:

“Gould is a masterful documentarian” (The 13th Floor)

“Heartfelt and unshakable” (NPR)

★★★★★ “Vanessa Gould has crafted the perfect documentary” (The Upcoming)

“Outright entertaining. My favorite documentary of 2017 so far.” (Pete Hammond, Deadline)

“One of the few great films I’ve seen about writing” (Filmmaker)

“One of the best films of 2017” (Entertainment Weekly)

 

INTERACTIVE

Learn about 15 remarkable women through the New York Times’ interactive storyteller

Film Trailer

Purchase Tickets

Tickets: $10 | No charge for Four Arts members

All purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges. Membership card required for Four Arts Members.

Navigation Menu
Administration: 561-655-7227 Box Office: 561-655-7226 King Library: 561-655-2766 Children's Library: 561-655-2776 Campus on the Lake Registration: 561-805-8562