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New Film Explores The New York Times’ Obits


A charming new documentary explores the obit writers of the nation’s most prestigious newspaper.

In Obit, director Vanessa Gould goes behind the scenes at The New York Times’ Obituary Desk. The obits are still among the paper’s best-written and most-read articles.

Although nobody seeks them out at parties, the legendary writers at The New York Times are surprisingly upbeat.

The film opens in New York on Wednesday, April 26, at Film Forum and Lincoln Plaza Cinema. A national rollout will immediately follow with openings in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, DC, and more throughout May and June.

Stay tuned for our full review.