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Death: A Love Story

An intimate look into the gift that death can be when we can sit with our loved ones as they pass.

Overview

Genre
Personal Doc, Social Issues, and Contemporary Issues
Synopsis

Death: A Love Story is a compelling, first person documentary that confronts our fears of the greatest unknown and reveals the moment-to-moment grace possible at the end of a life.

An Official Documentary Selection at Sundance Film Festival, this film
follows the journey of husband and wife filmmakers Mel Howard and Michelle LeBrun as they confront Mel's unexpected terminal illness and ultimate death.

Contrasted against Mel and Michelle's search for dignity and grace, is the world of medicine, both traditional and alternative, which they must first traverse. In the end, Mel shares his death and discoveries about life with extraordinary clarity and wisdom. Profoundly uplifting and thought-provoking, Death: A Love Story portrays the rite of passage we all must one day face. In all of its irony, power and poetry, it shows us that life's greatest gifts can sometimes be found in the seed of death.

Stage
finished
Running time
-64 and 0 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Harken Productions
Country
United States
Years of Production
1996 - 1999
Locations
U/S.A./Russia

Distribution Details

Release year
1999
Festivals
Sundance, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, San Fransisco International, NY International Independent FF, Taos FF, and several others.
Awards
Insight Award for Best Documentary Feature, Santa Barbara FF/ NY International Independent FF, Best Doc/Golden Gate Award for First Person Documentary, San Fransisco International FF/Bronze Apple Award, National Educational Media Network/ Best Documentary
Broadcast (Prod.)
none
Broadcast (Acq.)
New Video, kanopy.
Language
English

Photos

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