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“End Game” Shortlisted For Oscar

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org “End Game” has made the shortlist for the Oscar for best documentary short. The 40-minute short directed by Oscar-winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman focuses on a handful of San Francisco Bay Area families grappling with disease, death and denial. The film was made available for streaming on Netflix […]

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‘Extremis,’ A Documentary On End Of Life Care, Receives Oscar Nomination

LIFE MATTERS MEDIA STAFF Extremis, a powerful documentary exploring end of life-decision-making, has been nominated for Best Documentary Short by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Directed by Academy Award and Emmy Award-nominated filmmaker Dan Krauss, it focuses on the “harrowing decisions” that doctors, families and seriously ill patients often face at the end of life. Krauss was […]

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Still Alice: An Intimate, Sensitive Exploration Of Alzheimer’s

Still Alice offers a devastating and intimate exploration of Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive brain disorder affecting millions of middle-aged and elderly Americans. The drama, directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, is based off the 2007 best-selling novel of the same name. The film focuses on acclaimed linguistics professor Dr. Alice Howland, played by Julianne Moore. Early in the film, Howland, a perfectionist, unexpectedly […]

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