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Dick Johnson is Dead

Documentary


 

A psychiatrist facing eternity collaborates with his film-maker daughter to imagine and document various end-of-life scenarios to help them reconcile with his mortality.

Serious yet playful with moments of exuberance, this documentary is about life and death and a deep abiding relationship between daughter and father. The curtain is opened with a flourish to expose the impermanence of our human condition, ignoring taboos and talking about every aspect of death. Audiences are privileged to be privy to intimate moments captured by a loving and competent director; she's solving mysteries for both herself and her dad. A bittersweet symphony, this life.

Anne Murphy

Online Release 2nd October 2020
Netflix 90 mins