Obit. Poster

Release Date: April 26th, 2017

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
At The New York Times, a particular team of writers is entrusted with reflecting upon the luminaries, icons, and world leaders of our day. Here, we are introduced to those responsible for crafting these unequaled obituaries. As we are taken through their painstaking process, we learn about the pressures accompanying a career spent shaping the story of a life.

Director: Vanessa Gould

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: Kino Lorber

Keywords: Pursuit, Endearing, Heartwarming, Love, Death, Growing up, Office, New York City, Inspiring

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Vanessa Gould’s charming and soulful documentary Obit should convince the doubters and cheer those who already know. As someone who takes great pleasure in both reading and writing valedictions to the recently deceased, I can personally attest that the movie’s dead on. show more

  • You might think a documentary about the obituary writers at the New York Times would be a depressing, sobering, scholarly work — but it’s anything but. show more

  • Engaging and lively. show more

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