Tribeca’s ‘Obit’ Documentary Finds Life In New York Times’ Morgue – Trailer

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EXCLUSIVE You don’t have to be, let’s say, of a certain age to appreciate a good obituary. In her new documentary Obit, premiering today at the Tribeca Film Festival – and with a teaser trailer debuting right here – director Vanessa Gould takes an unprecedented look at The New York Times‘ legendary obit department. Obit editor William McDonald, along with past and present staff writers Bruce Weber, Margalit Fox, William Grimes, Douglas Martin and Paul Vitello open up about the art of death notices – and what they tell us about life. Also in the film is Jeff Roth, The Times‘ last remaining full-time archivist of the paper’s century-old archive, aka the morgue. Take a look, and click here for upcoming showtimes.

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