3:00 pm | $15 minimum donation | A Benefit for Circle of Friends for the Dying
Q & A with Co-Director and cinematographer Jeremy Kaplan and Suzanne Kelly, PhD, Vice President of Friends of Rhinebeck Cemetery, Inc.
“Big hearted and thought provoking” – Chris Barsanti, Film Journal International
“This documentary has the potential to affect not just individual viewers but the American way of death. Must see.. no documentary fan should miss.” Marianna Torgovnick, TED
This film is being shown as a benefit for Circle of Friends for the Dying, a local 501(C)3 not-for-profit. It draws the viewer into a life-affirming portrait of people embracing their connection to timeless natural cycles by choosing a green burial. The film follows musician, folk dancer and psychiatrist Clark Wang as he prepares for his own green burial after a terminal diagnosis. He is determined that his final resting place will benefit the earth, a natural alternative to resource intensive burial or cremation. Clark sets out to save a tract of forest with the help of green burial pioneers and the compassionate owner of a cemetery. The film chronicles the steps he takes towards fulfilling a wish – Green Burial came to town.
“A powerful, personal testament to the “green burial” movement…with humor, eloquence, anguish and reflection.” Sylvia Pfeffenberger, Indy Week – Indy Pick
Circle of Friends for the Dying’s mission is to bring compassionate, competent end-of-life care to the dying and their families by establishing a Home and a circle of support for the terminally ill. Circle of Friends for the Dying is in the process of establishing a home-like residence in Kingston, NY, with an emphasis on comfort and quality of life for those with three month’s or less to live. For more information www.cfdhv.org and Facebook: cfdDeathCafe. This event is supported by Lowell Miller and Gail Bradney, and The Big Cheese.