Directed by Vanessa Gould
96 min

Do you turn to the Obituaries Section of the New York Times first? Many of us do. This lively and engaging documentary shows us how the talented and deadline-pressured obit writers share with us the lives and accomplishments of the exceptional and the famous. All with a word count assigned to each person. You will learn what happens when someone dies on the weekend, how a life is archived, how stringent and sometimes very sensitive fact checking is needed and how a famous person’ s file is updated many times until it is used (ELFF Director Woods’ favorite film at the Traverse City Film

Sponsored by Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives.
Director Vanessa Gould is scheduled to attend.


Saturday, November 5, 6:30 pm, Studio C
Thursday, November 10, 4:00 pm, Studio C


General admission - $10
Seniors & matinees - $8
Students - $7

Tickets can be bought online at or at the door.