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To Dust

To Dust
Comedy, Drama | 2019 | R. 1hr 45min
CAST: Geza Rohrig, Matthew Broderick, Sammy Voit DIRECTOR: Shawn Snyder SCIENCE ON SCREEN


Science on Screen®, originally started by Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston, creatively pairs films with lively introduction lessons by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine. This event will include a presentation by Naomi Grimminck, Assistant Pathologist, on the topic: The journey of a surgical specimen, from biopsy to resection to results.


Shmuel, a Hasidic cantor in upstate New York, distraught by the untimely death of his wife, struggles to find religious solace, while secretly obsessing over how her body will decay.

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The Speaker

Naomi Grimminck, MHS, PA (ASCP), Pathologists' Assistant, grew up in Grand Rapids, MI, with a lifelong passion for science and pathology. She worked for 3.5 years in a pathology lab as a lab assistant and grossing tech before going to Virginia for grad school and finally to Tacoma, WA for her first job as a ("dead") PA.

Funny, macabre and charming, this dark comedy about grief had us squirming nervously through laughter.
Linda and Al Lerner, Movies and Shakers
Shawn Snyder makes a strikingly original and winsome feature debut.
Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
With a mix of dark humour, heartbreak, and religious soul-searching, director/co-writer Shawn Snyder submits an unusually thoughtful rumination on death, the significance of our remains and how we should live life.
Jim Slotek, Original Cin
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