Inspired by Ethan Sisser, a young man afflicted with brain cancer who began documenting his journey on social media, a devoted team of death workers transported him to a quiet house in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. What unfolded in Ethan’s final weeks is an intimate story that has never been told in a documentary feature: how a community came together to help a dying man find healing through release.
CLI is an official Outreach Partner for the film, and Hannah Fowler, from our esteemed Advisory Board, is one of the film's producers. The film is set to be released in 2023, but you can view the trailer HERE and also view a recording of "The Last Ecstatic Days: A Conversation About Community Care" HERE: an event recently held by Reimagine and CLI about communal caregiving at the bedside, which featured Hannah Fowler.
A comedy following Jimmy, a man with advancing Alzheimer's who throws himself a fabulous FUNeral on the day he chose to complete his life with MAiD. The film, which is the debut from filmmaking duo KnifeRock, features a star-studded cast of characters that support, challenge, and ultimately celebrate Jimmy's life and decision to end it on his own terms. Like its lead character, the film is funny, introspective, and celebratory, without downplaying the complex and intense emotions that surround death.
CLI was honored to partner with the film's producers, Good Deed Entertainment, to feature Moon Manor as part of our 2022 Summer Arts Festival lineup. You can view a trailer for the film HERE. The film is available to watch on Showtime with a subscription, or to rent/buy on Amazon Prime Video and iTunes.
Strong-willed, funny and charismatic, Paralympic champion Marieke Vervoort’s time is running out. As her strength falters and her body begins to fail, she determines to end her life with the help of her doctors. Liberated by the legal permission to die, Marieke rediscovers the freedom and thrill of living and competing.