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Into the Night: Portraits of Life and Death
March 11, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Into the Night is a feature-length PBS documentary exploring diverse perspectives on death and dying. Through the lens of astrophysics, art, cryonics, near death experiences and green burials, nine unique individuals from all walks of life challenge us to rethink our place in the universe. Each of them has been forever changed by encounters with mortality. Into the Night will be broadcast on PBS on March 26, 2018.
This event has two parts, with separate tickets for each part. If you’d like to attend both, please order tickets for both in the Eventbrite
Panel Discussion: 1:30 – 3 PM
Amy Cunningham, death educator and founder of Fitting Tribute Funeral Services, leads a salon-style panel discussion with key subjects from Into the Night, creative members of the death positive movement, and innovators in eco-burial. Panelists include:
– Adam Frank, Ph.D., astrophysicist, NPR commentator and author, (interviewed in “Into the Night”) has developing advanced supercomputer tools for studying how stars form and die at the University of Rochester.
– Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. (also interviewed in “Into the Night”), is an author, Integrative Medicine physician and an internationally recognized expert on herbal medicine and women’s health. She is a frequent guest on NPR’s “The People’s Pharmacy.”
– Bess Lovejoy, author of Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fate of Famous Corpses, is a staff editor at Mental Floss and a member of The Order of the Good Death, a collective of death positive and green burial professionals.
Screening and Q&A: 3:30 – 6 PM
This evening’s special screening will take place in the Historic Chapel and be followed by a Q&A featuring award-winning Writer/Director/Producer Helen Whitney