Directed by VANESSA GOULD
ABOUT THE FILM
The title ‘Obit’ suggests a film about death. It is in fact a witty two-fold celebration of life: at first in the lives of the deceased as remembered in the obituaries of the New York Times; subsequently, in the lives of the reporters. The film follows Bruce Weber as he collects the information later to be shaped into a narrative that will cast light on a life and do justice to a ‘stilled voice’. Gould interweaves the work routine with reflections from those ‘Making a Living Handling Death’ to reveal their humour and quiet grace with a timeless craft.