Funeral Related Films

Obit - Documentary

How do you put a life into 500 words? Ask the staff obituary writers at the New York Times. OBIT is a first-ever glimpse into the daily rituals, joys and existential angst of the Times obit writers, as they chronicle life after death on the front lines of history.

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The Undertaking -

PBS Frontline Documentary

". . . I watched the meaning change, of what it is that undertakers do:  from something done with the dead, to something done for the living, to something done by the living - everyone of us."

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In this Academy Award-winning drama, a newly unemployed cellist undergoes a profound and sometimes comical journey with death after taking a job at a funeral home.

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In the tiny, rural town of Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town's most beloved residents. He taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Everyone loved and appreciated Bernie, so it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent, an affluent widow.

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