The Resource Death: A Love Story, (online streaming)

Death: A Love Story, (online streaming)

Label
Death: A Love Story
Title
Death: A Love Story
Contributor
Filmmaker
Subject
Summary
Death A Love Story is a timely documentary that looks into the gift that death offers when we are able to put our fears, confusions and denial aside and simply sit and listen to our loved ones as they pass. It confronts our fears of the greatest unknown and reveals the moment to moment grace possible in living a life. The documentary covers the intimate and colorful journey through the last year of the life of Mel Howard, Hollywood producer and actor, former Head of NYU's Graduate Film School, Founding Associate Director of The American Film Institute and Chairman of Boston University's School of Broadcasting and Film, filmed by his wife, Michelle LeBrun. Mel and Michelle's journey, with its search for dignity and grace, is contrasted with the world of medicine both traditional and alternative. Underlying the cinema verite glimpses of frustrations and chaos, is the palpable growth of their faith in life and love. Through their intimate and compelling story, we discover the psychological, spiritual, and sociological aspects of death in American culture, covering such issues as loss, end-of-life care and counseling, grief counseling, palliative care, medical ethics, epidemiology, and theological issues. In the end, Mel shares his death and discoveries about life with the most extraordinary clarity and wisdom. This final segment of the film is unique in its treatment of death. Michelle audio-taped their final conversation together, which is put to poetic imagery illustrative of the transcendent nature of this exchange. Profoundly uplifting and thought-provoking, Death: A Love Story portraits the rite of passage we all must one day face. In all its irony, power and poetry, it shows us that life's greatest gifts can sometimes be found in the seed of death. Reviews: "... an eye-opening, sobering encounter with modern medicine and remarkable evidence of filmmaking playing a part in the healing process." -- David Hunter, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER "This film is as important as it is unique... all of us should watch it and learn from it." -- Douglas Tyler, MD, Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine An Official Documentary Selection at the Sundance Film Festival, 1999 Read filmmaker, Michelle LeBrun's, interview here
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Harken Productions in 1999
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • LeBrun, Michelle
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
63
Technique
live action
Label
Death: A Love Story, (online streaming)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1133389
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1133389
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921957697
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Death: A Love Story, (online streaming)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1133389
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1133389
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921957697
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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