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Death Talk

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Death Talk is a monthly series of films about death and dying followed by conversation.

Showtimes

Tuesday, Jul 25
7:00pm
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The intimate story behind our changing relationship with death - with great songs!

Media: 
seven songs for a long life movie poster
Seven Songs for a Long Life
Director: 
Amy Hardie
Country: 
United Kingdom
Year: 
2016
Runtime: 
83 minutes

From the moment Tosh refuses to fill in his assessment form and serenades us with a remarkably good Sinatra song, this documentary grabs life through song. Six terminally ill patients allow us into tender, vulnerable and funny moments of their lives.

Singing unlocks the patients' pasts, guides their dreams and their futures. Encouraged by one nurse who loves to sing, they wrestle with the new insecurity facing us all: recent advances in biomedicine mean we can now live for years rather than months after a terminal diagnosis. Sometimes. But not every time. How do we cope with this uncertainty?

Strathcarron's patients are quirky, wry front-runners in a journey that we will all face. Each patient deals with enormous change during the three years of filming. As they go through the little and big dramas of trying to make a will, medicating pain, finding a guardian for a child and moving house, we see the growing relationship between staff and patient, patient and patient.

Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a community to help face your own mortality, making the process of dying itself safe, individual, and as gentle as possible.

Special Admission

$5-10 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Showtimes

Tuesday, Aug 22
7:00pm
Tuesday, Sep 26
7:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 24
7:00pm
Tuesday, Nov 28
7:00pm
death talk goes to the movies logo

A monthly series on the fourth Tuesday of each month with a film screening and conversation. 

Special Admission

$5-10 sliding scale; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Showtimes

Tuesday, Aug 22
7:00pm
Tuesday, Sep 26
7:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 24
7:00pm
Tuesday, Nov 28
7:00pm
death talk goes to the movies logo

A monthly series on the fourth Tuesday of each month with a film screening and conversation. 

Special Admission

$5-10 sliding scale; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Showtimes

Tuesday, Sep 26
7:00pm
elliott and chris

​​With great emotion and gentle humor, A Finished Heart  gives you an inside view  of dying, caregiving and loss. It inspires deeply empathic listening and communication.

Experiencing A Finished Heart strengthens compassionate attitudes and skills in any endeavor that involves our relationships with one another.

Through tender life story, A Finished Heart  increases empathy for same-sex relationships leading to a greater culture of inclusion.​​

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Made possible in part through funding from the City of Portland and SE Uplift's Neighborhood Small Grants Program.

Media: 
ELIOTT CHERRY
A FINISHED HEART
Director: 
Eliott Cherry
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2016
Runtime: 
65 minutes

A Finished Heart is a love story, Eliott's one-man, live performance of narrative, conversation and poetry with a musical score. The piece introduces Chris, who, in 2007, is Eliott's husband of sixteen years. At the age of 56, he is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and has three months to live. As Elliot cares for him, Chris shares his experience of dying and we talk intimately about love, forgiveness, suffering, peace and meaning.

"Thank you, Eliott, for creating space within my heart and the hearts of many to give and receive love in ways unimagined...."

​Mary Elizabeth Peterson, Hospice Chaplain, Portland, Oregon

 

Special Admission

$7-15 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Showtimes

Tuesday, Aug 22
7:00pm
Tuesday, Sep 26
7:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 24
7:00pm
Tuesday, Nov 28
7:00pm
death talk goes to the movies logo

A monthly series on the fourth Tuesday of each month with a film screening and conversation. 

Special Admission

$5-10 sliding scale; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Showtimes

Tuesday, Aug 22
7:00pm
Tuesday, Sep 26
7:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 24
7:00pm
Tuesday, Nov 28
7:00pm
death talk goes to the movies logo

A monthly series on the fourth Tuesday of each month with a film screening and conversation. 

Special Admission

$5-10 sliding scale; no one turned away for lack of funds.