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‘Dragonfly’ Explores Dementia

Art imitates life in female-led indie film BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org Some films are crafted for pure entertainment. “Dragonfly” wasn’t. The female-led indie drama explores the complicated relationship between a frustrated Chicago artist and her ailing mother, recently diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Viewers are extended a bit of insight into the cruel impacts […]

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Netflix Documentary Explores End Of Life-Decision-Making

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org Netflix’ first documentary short will explore end of life-decision-making. Extremis is set to debut globally in September on the popular Internet-streaming service. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April and was shown at the San Francisco International Film Festival on Saturday. Directed by Academy Award and Emmy Award-nominated filmmaker Dan Krauss, it will focus […]

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‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Intimately Explores End Of Life

Dallas Buyers Club intimately explores the fears and stigmas faced by gay and straight men diagnosed with H.I.V. in 1980s Texas, a period and place where myths and judgements surrounded the disease and few proven treatment options were available. The film, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, is based off the true-life story of Ron Woodroof (played by Matthew McConaughey), the […]

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