Big Sky country! Our fall calendar begins in Missoula with a special event screening at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. One week from today + with director Vanessa Gould in person. Co-sponsored by the Montana Book Festival.
OBIT starts its FALL FESTIVAL TOUR on SEPT 21!
We’ll be announcing more dates in the weeks ahead – info & links at www.obitdoc.com
Francis of Brooklyn headlines a fundraiser for the Church of the Holy Trinity’s Neighborhood Center Saturday, October 1, 2016, starting at 6PM, at 316 E 88th St., NY, NY 10128
‘The Holy Trinity Neighborhood Center serves our hungry, homeless, and less fortunate neighbors through direct outreach and interactions on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York. The Neighborhood Center runs four major community outreach programs: Neighborhood Saturday Supper, the Shelter, Senior Lunch, and the Thanksgiving Project.’
Donations are accepted, including ‘a gently used winter coat, $$, or your presence’.
This Thursday is your chance to see 5-time Tribeca sell-out OBIT at Nitehawk Cinema (link). Director Vanessa Gould and special guest in attendance for a Q&A.
Credit Green Fuse Films
In this piece, New York Times reporter Margalit Fox, explains how a feature-length documentary about The Times’s obituaries desk came to be.
“[Director Vanessa Gould’s] concerns as a documentarian center on the life of the mind, the making of art and the painstaking process by which the two can be combined. “
“Obituary writers traffic in the macabre, but Vanessa Gould’s charming documentary about The New York Times’ scribes proves they are far more than their downbeat reputations imply.” – The Huffington Post
TWO MORE DAYS until Obit hits the big screen at Tribeca. There are a few tickets left → http://buff.ly/1SNJ8Vq
“Within the storied walls of The New York Times, a team of writers is entrusted with reflecting upon the lives of luminaries, icons, and world leaders of our day. Often hours before newspaper hits doorstep—and the world’s eyes devour words marking the end of a momentous life–endless detail is gathered and impossible choices must be made.”
TICKETS NOW ON SALE! → http://bit.ly/Obit-TFF
OFFICIAL SELECTION / SAN FRANCISCO INDIEFEST
ROXIE THEATER, SAN FRANCISCO
The film, nominated for Best Narrative Feature, screens at the ROXIE, San Francisco’s oldest continually operating theater:
SATURDAY, FEB. 20, 7:00 PM & THURSDAY, FEB 25, 9:15 PM.
“Lawrence Krauser’s Slamdance hit Wendall and the Lemon is unlike any film you have encountered and based on the directors novel Lemon, the first novel to be published by McSweeney’s Books. Recovering from a recent break-up, our zesty protagonist Wendell (Todd D’Amour) finds a lonely lemon on the street that quickly upends his entire life. Soon they are going on dates, long walks and snuggling in bed. Unable to separate himself from his citrus companion, he struggles with his co-workers unease and the realization that his beloved is beginning to decay.”
-Jennifer Junkyard Morris (SF IndieFest)