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Film Screening: A Family Undertaking
Film Screening: A Family Undertaking

Wed, Sep 18


Gordon Avenue Library

Film Screening: A Family Undertaking

second in the three-part Closing Credits: An End-of-Life Film Series

Time & Location

Sep 18, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903

About the event

We hope you'll join us for the second evening of Closing Credits: An End-of-Life Film Series with a screening of A Family Undertaking.  Each film in the series offers a deep dive into different facets of the complex, beautiful, and humbling realm of death and dying.

This film explores the growing home funeral and natural burial movements through several family's personal experiences taking ownership of their  loved one's funeral plans. This is a beautiful and approachable film that not only offers perspective on the many social, economic, and political considerations that drive end-of-life decisions, but also the deeply personal ones as well.

Join us in Gordon Avenue Library's Century Room for the screening, followed by an engaging discussion led  by experts from Hospice of the Piedmont, Panorama Natural Burial, and Woven Roots Collective. This is an opportunity to share your thoughts   about the film, contemplate living and dying, discuss options for end-of-life care, and better understand after-death practices, funerals, and burials. This is a partner program with Gordon Avenue Library.

The film series will culminate in the second annual Death Fest: Gather, Grieve Grow, an all-day community gathering to explore the natural cycles of life and death on Sunday, Nov 3, at Montfair Resort Farm in White Hall, VA.

Closing Credits is a collaborative effort by Hospice of the PiedmontPanorama Natural Burial, and Woven Roots Collective to foster open conversations about life's final chapter. Other films in the series include:

End Game

Tuesday, August 27, 6-8pm

Central Library

Terminally ill patients facing inevitable outcomes meet  extraordinary medical practitoners seeking to shift our approach to both  living and dying.

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The Last Ecstatic Days

Thursday, October 10, 6-8pm

The Center, Auditorium A

Immerse yourself in one man's powerful journey to willingly and  intentionally confront death using social media to share his journey  with the masses. A profound and life-altering expose on life and death.

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Join  us for an evening that promises to challenge, inspire, and  perhaps even transform your perspective on life and death. This free  community-building event is open to all.


Attendees can park in the Gordon Avenue Library parking lot (accessible parking available) and there is additional free street parking available on adjacent streets.

If you require special parking accommodations, please contact us and we will make the necessary arrangements.

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