Join Rooftop Films as they bring five innovative nonfiction film programs from around the world to outdoor venues across NYC. UnionDocs members receive 30% off tickets with code UD_MEMBERS, while general patrons may receive 15% off tickets with code UD@ROOFTOP!
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Jun 16, 2018 at 7:45 pm
UNDO x ROOFTOP: Exit Music
This screening is a co-presentation with Rooftop Films and takes place outdoors at the Green-Wood Cemetery. Filmmaker in attendance!
Cameron Mullenneaux, 71 min
Born with cystic fibrosis, 28-year-old Ethan Rice has been preparing to die his entire life. His father Ed, a Vietnam veteran with PTSD, immersed him in a world of imagination and documented it on camera, a hobby that provided relief from the fear of his son’s prognosis and his own painful past. Equal parts comedy and darkness, “Exit Music” is the last year, last breath, and final creative act of Ethan as he awaits the inevitable. Interweaving home movies with Ethan’s original music and animation, his story is an unflinching meditation on mortality and invites the viewer to experience Ethan’s transition from reality to memory. In a culture that often looks away from death, this film demystifies the dying process, a universal cornerstone of the human experience.
7:45 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM: Live Music
9:00 PM: Film Begins
10:30 PM: Filmmaker Q&A moderated by Green-Wood Cemetery Death Educator Amy Cunningham
11:00 PM: After-Party sponsored by Ketel One Family Owned Vodka and Fever-Tree Tonic