Thursday, August 28, 2008

September 21st- 7:00 and 9:30- 95 minutes
Dir. Heddy Honigmann- USA 2008
Dutch film maker Heddy Honigmann’s latest documentary fixes on Paris’ Pere-Lachaise cemetery, the world’s largest and most mythologized cemetery. Honigmann focuses on the people who have forged an intimate relationship with the Pere-Lachaise’s famous denizens. She focuses on devotees ranging from an Iranian cab driver who maintains a connection to his homeland and his culture via interred writer Sadegh Hedayat, and an illustrator who is inspired by Proust’s tomb to illustrate a graphic novel entitled “Remembrance of Things Past.” In the end; “Forever" is a poetic meditation on death, yeah, but it's also a joyful experience. It makes you feel profoundly grateful to be alive.” (Andrew O’Hehir, Salon)


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