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Documentary | 2017 | NR. 1hr 33min
DIRECTOR: Vanessa Gould Official 2016 Tacoma Film Festival Selection | Ends June 15

How do you put a life into 500 words? Ask the staff obituary writers at the New York Times. Obit is a first-ever glimpse into the daily rituals, joys and existential angst of the Times obit writers, as they chronicle life after death on the front lines of history.

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Vanessa Gould_7503337_CreditDennisCahloWEBSmSee the Fresh Film Friday interview with director Vanessa Gould on June 2nd when we spoke with her the day her film opened at The Grand. 

It is fascinating to watch the writers in "Obit" strive to do right by their subjects, warts and all.
Jane Horwitz, Washington Post
Writing an evocative, compact, accurate obituary is an art, and Vanessa Gould's joyous documentary Obit takes us on a tour of the joint where some of the best are written...
Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine
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