When: Fri., Sept. 19, 8 p.m. 2014
No one wants to talk about death. And we similarly avoid discussing what plot of soil or ceramic vessel will hold whatever remains of our bodies after we’ve passed on. Eventually, though, we have to deal with that inevitability, and the documentary A Will for the Woods will have you contemplating your final resting spot, perhaps sooner than you’d expect. The film profiles the green burial movement — which buries people in forests rather than a clear-cut cemetery, with a focus on sustainable practices — by following a psychologist who is dying of lymphoma and has decided he wants to be buried in the woods. It’s a touching and introspective film that has been snagging festival awards across the country, and you’ll see why.
A Will for the Woods • Fri, Sept. 19 at 8 pm • $7 • Bing Crosby Theater • 901 W. Sprague • bingcrosbytheater.com