United States | 2016 | Vanessa Gould
How do you summarize a person’s entire life in a few hundred words—and do it on deadline? That’s the unique challenge facing the skilled (and widely read) writers on the New York Times obituary desk, which is the subject of this fascinating—and surprisingly funny—new documentary. Reveals how subjects are chosen, how death notices are placed, and who warrants tightly guarded “advance obits.” “An enjoyable behind-the-scenes look at one of journalism's odder jobs…Engaging and lively.” –Hollywood Reporter. DCP. 94 min.
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