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Saturday Afternoon at the Movies – Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020)
Saturday, January 9, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Members & guests–free with a Netflix subscription. To RSVP, please scroll down. Registered attendees will then receive an email the day before the discussion with a link to join via Zoom.
Watch the film any time before the discussion–or enjoy the discussion and be persuaded to view it after! A lifetime of making documentaries has convinced award-winning filmmaker Kirsten Johnson of the power of the real. But now she’s ready to use every escapist movie-making trick in the book – staging inventive and fantastical ways for her 86-year-old psychiatrist father to die while hoping that cinema might help her bend time, laugh at pain and keep her father alive forever. The darkly funny and wildly imaginative Dick Johnson Is Dead is a love letter from a daughter to a father, creatively blending fact and fiction to create a celebratory exploration of how movies give us the tools to grapple with life’s profundity. Village member Mel Washburn will host a discussion of the film via Zoom this Saturday at 3:00 PM.
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