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  • Biography/Documentary/History,
  • English,
  • 93 Minutes,
  • United States
    • Director: Vanessa Gould
    • Producers: Caitlin Mae Burke, Vanessa Gould, Pamela Tanner Boll, Geralyn White Dreyfous
    • Screenwriters: Vanessa Gould, Kristin Bye
    • Starring: William McDonald, Bruce Weber, Margalit Fox, William Grimes, Jack Kadden, Douglas Martin, Daniel Slotnik, Jeff Roth, Paul Vitello

    Every morning, a small staff of obituary writers at The New York Times deposits the details of three or four extraordinary lives into the cultural memory – each life’s story spun amid the drumbeat of daily news. It’s amazing what goes on in the obits. 

    OBIT is the first-ever look into the world of editorial obituaries, going beyond the byline and into the process of chronicling life after death on the freshly inked front lines of history. What do we choose to remember? What never dies?