Into The Night: Portraits of Life and Death - October 13 & 14, 2019


“Most people want to avoid the subject of death, not see a two hour film about it. Watching “Into the Night” makes clear that it’s a lot more about life.”                                                                         David Bauder, Associated Press

INTO THE NIGHT: PORTRAITS OF LIFE AND DEATH, is a documentary from Oscar-nominated, Emmy, Peabody and DuPont award-winning film producer Helen Whitney and narrated by actress, film producer and former model, Sharon Stone

To be human is to wrestle with this truth and with the great unanswered question: How do we live with death in our eye? To borrow from Dylan Thomas (whose poem opens the film) do we go gently or raging against the dying light? Do we depart with equanimity or with anger? With clenched fists or more commonly with denial? Or do we see death as something to be fought and even possibly conquered, a challenge increasingly pursued by some of the brightest scientific minds? Finally, what are the stories we tell ourselves? Whether shaped by religion, science, art, the natural world, the power of love, do these narratives sustain us or do they fall away when we suddenly find ourselves ‘with skin in the game.’

INTO THE NIGHT presents intimate, candid portraits of individuals from all walks of life, young and old, for whom death is no longer a far-off abstraction. Each of them has been shocked into mortality–and are forever changed. For some, witnessing the death of others has shaped their life’s direction, their world view and their beliefs. Others, facing terminal illnesses for years, confront their imminent end with unexpected epiphanies. INTO THE NIGHT brings lyrical insight to this often taboo topic. These dramatic accounts challenge, unsettle, and inspire.

Join us on Sunday, October 13th at 3 pm or Monday, October 14th at 6:30 pm.  The cost per person is $10.  Please call 262-968-4110.

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