Special screening of “Obit.” documentary on Times obituary writers

Join the Chicago Headline Club for a special screening of the documentary Obit. Life on Deadline, which brings the work of obituary writers at the New York Times to life, following them as they race to compose the life stories of the recently-departed.

The screening will be Friday, December 1 at 7 p.m. at the Lake Street Screening Room, 70 E. Lake St., 16th Floor. Tickets are available for purchase online.

This is a unique chance to see the critically-acclaimed film (92% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes) – which only had a limited theatrical release – on the big screen. Obit is also the first documentary to look into the world of editorial obituaries, inviting some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life, memory and the inevitable passage of time. What do we choose to remember? What never dies?

Headline Club members and a guest can purchase tickets for $10 each, while tickets for non-members are $15. New members can get in for FREE by signing up for a paid membership before the screening or at the theater (please bring your receipt as proof).

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