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1PM Stopping for Death: Nurses of Wells House Hospice | Documentary follows round-the-clock interactions between nurses and patients caught up in a failing system. The film delivers an unflinching portrait of end-of-life care are those who unconditionally serve the dying. Hosted by Circle of Friends for the Dying, Kingston.
4PM Defining Hope | Viewed from nurses’ perspective, the documentary explores the concept of hope and its significance in healthcare settings, particularly for patients facing serious illnesses and end-of-life care. The film highlights the importance of compassionate care in the dying process.
6PM Into the Night Part 2 | Through the lenses of Buddhism, a cancer diagnosis, a Native American vision quest, Talmudic perspectives, artistic pursuits, medical advances, longevity, and emerging technologies, this documentary explores nine provocative stories and people forever changed by their encounters with mortality.
12PM Zen and the Art of Dying | Documentary follows Australian activist and educator in her quest as “Deathwalker” to help community members reclaim their most personal and profound traditions through a celebratory engagement with life and death.
2PM Bury Me At Taylor Hollow | The film lovingly documents the revival of natural (green) burial and land conservation practices as a growing movement of alternative disposition options.
7:30PM Plan 75 | Dystopian sci-fi feature exposes the stark realities and very real debate around ending of life as it follows three individuals weighing the decision to accept a planned death (euthanasia) in return for monetary compensation.
5:30PM Last Flight Home | This remarkably intimate documentary takes us on a highly personal and heart-opening journey through the blurry process of death with dignity. Film follows the filmmaker’s 92-year-old father in his final weeks as he presses family and medical protocols to exit on his own terms.
7:30PM What Time is Left | For an aging-well society, this multi-generational story delivers a potent message about the value and impact of choosing one’s own path, long before the end.
7PM Everything Went Fine | When a father asks his daughters to help him end his life following a stroke, this thoughtful feature explores the complexities, emotions and tenderness surrounding an unthinkable, yet compassionate request.
7PM Adam West & Friends | Adam Wade and friends will take the stage to help jump-start one of life’s most challenging conversations. This incredible night of storytelling performances led by Wade promises to inspire, entertain, educate, and touch your heart.
5PM Two Gods | Documentary follows a Muslim funeral director in Newark and his two young protegees. This poignant film offers a glimpse into Muslim burial practices, tales of forgiveness, second chances, redemption, and the daily struggles of urban youth.
7:30PM Homegoings | Filmed in New York City’s historic Harlem neighborhood, this documentary follows a Black funeral director while illustrating the cultural richness and meaning behind the burial traditions upheld within his community.