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Opens Fri. May 26
(Doc) 1 Hr. 33 Min. (Digital) In English

“Everybody is going to die. The Times is becoming the last place in American journalism where acknowledgements of worthy lives and newsworthy lives can be acknowledged.” So says Bruce Weber (Van Syckle, Variety), one of the "obituarists" featured in the insightful and surprisingly uplifting documentary, Obit. Directed by Vanessa Gould, Obit explores the team behind the New York Times' obituary department, where the art of honoring death is far more centered on the celebration of life than perhaps we all may have thought. Obit provides a glimpse into a profession punctuated by death, but with humor and compassion helps illuminate that--even in death--it is the happiest memories of life that prevail. 

The Hero

Opens Fri. June 30

Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy.
“Elliott's a master of understatement, and just watching him stare off into the distance, mulling mortality with a weathered cowboy stance, is true cinematic Zen.” ~ New York Post

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