Anthology Film Archives screens Lessons for the Living
Lily HendersonNov 21, 2011
ThinPlace | Pictures is pleased to announce that Lessons for the Living, recently endorsed by the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation, will be screening at Anthology Film Archives on November 29th at 7pm.
Q&A with the director and producer and reception afterwards
Thanks to NYWIFT for making this event possible!
Hope to see you there.
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Ave (between 1st St. and 2nd St.)
F to second ave
BDM to Broadway Lafayette
6 to Bleeker
More info on NYWIFT website: http://www.nywift.org/article.aspx?ID=3395
About the film: www.lessonsforthelivingfilm.com
Lessons for the Living reveals a unique subculture of Hospice volunteers as they reflect on their experiences and philosophies of life and death. Among them, a teenager escapes from the drama of high school by sitting bed side with a man whispering wisdom to him only to bring his corpse to the morgue one day later. A hard-edged corporate lawyer searches for meaning and finds his experience with the dying worth more than his riches. A shaman passes through the heavy hospice door and communicates with people's nearly dead souls. A young woman cherishes seeing the very moment of passing and the song sung directly after. A terminally ill but vivacious woman talks about the dying people she's met with unexpected humor and grace - and is amused over her own, fast approaching, death. However small or great these moments spent with the dying are, these volunteer's lives have been change forever.