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Obit: An Inside Look at Life on the New York Times Obituaries Desk

Green Fuse Films presents ; in association with Mystic Artist Films, Topiary Productions, Imperfectfilms, the Fledgling Fund ; directed by Vanessa Gould ; produced by Caitlin Mae Burke, Vanessa Gould
Video; DVD
At a time when the free press is under threat, OBIT. takes a rare look inside one of the United States' foremost journalistic institutions, The New York Times. The steadfast writers of the paper's Obituaries section approach their work with journalistic rigor and narrative flair, each day depositing the details of a handful of extraordinary lives into the cultural memory. Going beyond the byline and into the minds of those chronicling the recently decesaed, OBIT. is ultimately a celebration of life that conveys the central role journalism plays in capturing and reporting vital pieces of our history.
Vanessa Gould
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96 min.
English with optional English SDH subtitles; closed-captioned
Not rated
Wide screen (1.78:1)
Variant Title
Obit. : life on deadline
Related Title
New York times.
Editor Kristin Bye; executive producers, Pamela Tanner Boll, Geralyn White Dreyfous; co-executive producers, Diana Barrett, Ann Blinkhorn, Barbara Dobkin, Nion McEvoy, Anne Milliken, Katrina vanden Heuvel; consulting producer & archivist, Kenn Rabin; cinematographer, Ben Wolf; original score, Joel Goodman; graphics and animation Andrew Roberts, Kristin Bye; Bruce Weber, Margalit Fox, William McDonald, William Grimes, Douglas Martin, Paul Vitello, Jeff Roth.
New York, N.Y. : Kino Lorber, Inc., [2017]
Publisher no.
K21699 Kino Lorber
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; NTSC, region 1; 5.1 or 2.0 Dolby digital.
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