Today at The Clinton: Monday, Sep 15

Today At The Clinton Street Theater

A WILL FOR THE WOODS

Showtimes

Monday, Sep 15
4:00pm, 7:00pm
Tuesday, Sep 16
4:00pm, 7:00pm
Wednesday, Sep 17
3:00pm

“A powerful, personal testament to the ‘green burial’ movement … with humor, eloquence, anguish and reflection.” Indy Week - Indy Pick, Sylvia Pfeiffenberger 

“'A Will for the Woods' uplifts and inspires” in covering a subject that is “relevant in a profound way to each and every one of us.” “One felt the joy of a new beginning as deeply as the sadness of an ending. There was ample space for laughter along with the tears.” Bill Chameides, dean of Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, THEGREENGROK blog.

“'A Will for the Woods' is an information packed documentary about green burials… But more than that, it's an intimate and unflinching look at the journey a couple takes in planning for imminent death.” Melissa Barber, Death with Dignity

JUST FOR YOU: We will have someone at every screening this week for Q&A sessions, including director, Jeremy Kaplan on Sunday night along with representatives and green burial advocates from River View Cemetery and White Eagle Memorial Preserve (beautiful natural burial preserve 2 hours away in Goldendale, WA). Monday night @ 7pm we'll have a representative from both River View and White Eagle, and at the rest of the screenings we'll have 1 or 2 green burial advocates from River View. COME PREPARED WITH YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT GREEN BURIAL.

A WILL FOR THE WOODS
Director: 
Amy Browne, Tony Hale, Jeremy Kaplan, Brian Wilson
Country: 
USA
Year: 
2014
Runtime: 
93 minutes

What if our last act could be a gift to the planet? Musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial in this immersive documentary.

While battling lymphoma, Clark has discovered a burgeoning movement that uses burial to conserve and restore natural areas, forgoing contemporary funeral practices that operate at the ecosystem’s expense. Boldly facing his mortality, Clark and his partner Jane have become passionate about green burial, compelled by both the environmental benefits and the idea that one can remain within the cycle of life, rather than being cut off from it. The spirited pair have inspired a compassionate local cemeterian, and together they aim to use green burial to save a North Carolina woods from being clear-cut.

Making the most of the time that he has, Clark finds joy in his music and dance, connection with his friends and family, and great comfort in the knowledge that his death, whenever it happens, will be a force for regeneration. The film follows Clark’s dream of leaving a loving, permanent legacy, and environmentalism takes on a deeply human intimacy.

Documenting one community's role in the genesis of a revolutionary movement, A Will for the Woods draws the viewer into a life-affirming portrait of people embracing their connection to each other and to timeless natural cycles.

General Admission

Pay what you like     (more info)

A WILL FOR THE WOODS

Showtimes

Monday, Sep 15
4:00pm, 7:00pm
Tuesday, Sep 16
4:00pm, 7:00pm
Wednesday, Sep 17
3:00pm

“A powerful, personal testament to the ‘green burial’ movement … with humor, eloquence, anguish and reflection.” Indy Week - Indy Pick, Sylvia Pfeiffenberger 

“'A Will for the Woods' uplifts and inspires” in covering a subject that is “relevant in a profound way to each and every one of us.” “One felt the joy of a new beginning as deeply as the sadness of an ending. There was ample space for laughter along with the tears.” Bill Chameides, dean of Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, THEGREENGROK blog.

“'A Will for the Woods' is an information packed documentary about green burials… But more than that, it's an intimate and unflinching look at the journey a couple takes in planning for imminent death.” Melissa Barber, Death with Dignity

JUST FOR YOU: We will have someone at every screening this week for Q&A sessions, including director, Jeremy Kaplan on Sunday night along with representatives and green burial advocates from River View Cemetery and White Eagle Memorial Preserve (beautiful natural burial preserve 2 hours away in Goldendale, WA). Monday night @ 7pm we'll have a representative from both River View and White Eagle, and at the rest of the screenings we'll have 1 or 2 green burial advocates from River View. COME PREPARED WITH YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT GREEN BURIAL.

A WILL FOR THE WOODS
Director: 
Amy Browne, Tony Hale, Jeremy Kaplan, Brian Wilson
Country: 
USA
Year: 
2014
Runtime: 
93 minutes

What if our last act could be a gift to the planet? Musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial in this immersive documentary.

While battling lymphoma, Clark has discovered a burgeoning movement that uses burial to conserve and restore natural areas, forgoing contemporary funeral practices that operate at the ecosystem’s expense. Boldly facing his mortality, Clark and his partner Jane have become passionate about green burial, compelled by both the environmental benefits and the idea that one can remain within the cycle of life, rather than being cut off from it. The spirited pair have inspired a compassionate local cemeterian, and together they aim to use green burial to save a North Carolina woods from being clear-cut.

Making the most of the time that he has, Clark finds joy in his music and dance, connection with his friends and family, and great comfort in the knowledge that his death, whenever it happens, will be a force for regeneration. The film follows Clark’s dream of leaving a loving, permanent legacy, and environmentalism takes on a deeply human intimacy.

Documenting one community's role in the genesis of a revolutionary movement, A Will for the Woods draws the viewer into a life-affirming portrait of people embracing their connection to each other and to timeless natural cycles.

General Admission

Pay what you like     (more info)