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Event Series Event Series: MEDiversity Week

Film Screening & Discussion: “Dick Johnson is Dead”

Film Screening & Discussion: “Dick Johnson is Dead”

October 24, 2023 @ 5:30 pm 7:30 pm MDT

260 SOUTH Central Campus Dr
Salt Lake City, 84112 United States
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About the Film

A lifetime of making documentaries has convinced award-winning filmmaker Kirsten Johnson of the power of the real. But now she’s ready to use every escapist movie-making trick in the book – staging inventive and fantastical ways for her 86-year-old psychiatrist father to die while hoping that cinema might help her bend time, laugh at pain and keep her father alive forever. The darkly funny and wildly imaginative “Dick Johnson is Dead” is a love letter from a daughter to a father, creatively blending fact and fiction to create a celebratory exploration of how movies give us the tools to grapple with life’s profundity. “Dick Johnson is Dead” was filmed, produced and directed by Kirsten Johnson (Cameraperson), produced by Katy Chevigny and Marilyn Ness, co-produced by Maureen A. Ryan and executive produced by Megan Ellison.