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Instructions on Parting

  • Documentary,
  • English,
  • 95 Minutes,
  • United States
    • Director: Amy Jenkins
    • Producers: Mary Kerr
    • Screenwriters: Amy Jenkins
    • Links: Twitter, Facebook

    Over the course of one tumultuous year, Director Amy Jenkins confronts the cancer diagnoses of her mother, sister, and brother, and also welcomes her first child to life. A reverent and closely observed elegy crafted in a unique visual style, the film weaves cinéma vérité with breathtaking vignettes of nature unfolding. Jenkins, a visual artist, turns her camera to interrogate loss, leading us to a bold and daring acceptance of our own mortality and a reverence for the fleeting beauty of life.