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Film Screening: Exit Music
June 16, 2018, 7:45pm–11:00pm
*New York Premiere*
Born with cystic fibrosis, 28-year-old Ethan Rice has been preparing to die his entire life. His father Ed, a Vietnam veteran with PTSD, immersed him in a world of imagination and documented it on camera, a hobby that provided relief from the fear of his son’s prognosis and his own painful past. Equal parts comedy and darkness, Exit Music is the last year, last breath, and final creative act of Ethan as he awaits the inevitable. Interweaving home movies with Ethan’s original music and animation, his story is an unflinching meditation on mortality and invites the viewer to experience Ethan’s transition from reality to memory. In a culture that often looks away from death, this film demystifies the dying process, a universal cornerstone of the human experience.
After the screening, filmmaker Cameron Mullenneaux will be in conversation with Green-Wood’s Death Educator Amy Cunningham.
7:45 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM: Live Music by Samuel R Saffery
9:00 PM: Film Begins
10:30 PM: Q&A
11:00 PM: After-Party Sponsored by Corona Extra, Ketel One Family Made Vodka and Fever-Tree