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Obit (2017)

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Every morning, a small staff of obituary writers at The New York Times deposits the details of three or four extraordinary lives into the cultural memory—each life’s story spun amid the daily beat of war, politics, and football scores. It’s amazing what goes on in the obits. There are only a handful of editorial obituary writers in the world, and none are better than at The Times, where obits have become some of the best writing in journalism. Documentary storytelling in print. OBIT. is the first documentary to look into the world of editorial obituaries, via the legendary obit desk at The Times. Going beyond the byline and into the minds of those chronicling life after death on the freshly inked front lines of history, 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?


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 26th, 2017 (Limited) by Kino Lorber
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 95 minutes
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Keywords: New York, Writing and Writers, Magazine
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Kino Lorber, Green Fuse Films, Mystic Artists, Topiary Productions, Imperfect Films, The Fledgling Fund
Production Countries: United States


William McDonald    Himself
Margalit Fox    Herself
Bruce Weber    Himself
William Grimes    Himself
Jack Kadden    Himself
Peter Keepnews    Himself
Douglas Martin    Himself
Dolores Morrison    Herself
Jon Pareles    Himself
Jeff Roth    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Editor    Kristin Bye
Executive Producer    Pamela Tanner Boll
Executive Producer    Geralyn White Dreyfous
Co-Executive Producer    Diana Barrett
Co-Executive Producer    Ann Blinkhorn
Co-Executive Producer    Barbara Dobkin
Co-Executive Producer    Nion McEvoy
Co-Executive Producer    Anne Milliken
Co-Executive Producer    Katrina vanden Heuvel
Producer    Caitlin Mae Burke
Producer    Vanessa Gould
Consulting Producer and Archivist    Kenn Rabin
Cinematographer    Ben Wolf
Composer    Joel Goodman
Graphics and Animation    Andrew Roberts
Graphics and Animation    Kristin Bye

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