Obit. – Trailer

  Obit. – Trailer
It’s a shame no one wants to talk to them at parties, because obituary writers are a surprisingly funny bunch. Ten hours before newspapers hit neighborhood doorsteps—and these days, ten minutes before news hits the web—an obit writer is racing against deadline to sum up a long and newsworthy life in under 1000 words. The details of these lives are then deposited into the cultural memory amid the daily beat of war, politics, and football scores.

Obit. is the first documentary to explore the world of these writers and their subjects, focusing on the legendary team at The New York Times, who approach their daily work with journalistic rigor and narrative flair.
Directed by: Vanessa Gould
Starring: William McDonald, Margalit Fox, Bruce Weber, William Grimes, Douglas Martin, Paul Vitello, Jeff Roth

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