NYWIFT's Member Screening Series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting. Screenings take place at Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue @ 2nd Street.
There will be a Q&A following the screening, and an after-party with Cash Bar and complimentary food at Dempsey's Pub, 61 2nd Avenue, between 3rd and 4th Streets.
Lessons for the Living:
Moving through New York City's fast-pace, life often seems a blur. Yet, within this city, a group of people quietly seek solace by spending time with the dying.
Lessons for the Living reveals a unique subculture of Hospice volunteers as they reflect on their experiences and philosophies of life and death. Among them, a teenager escapes from the drama of high school, a hard-edged corporate lawyer searches for meaning and a terminally ill woman faces her own death with unexpected humor and grace.
As the baby boomer generation nears its end, this film offers a timely look at what it means to face death. Lessons for the Living shows that the dying have a great deal to offer the living.
Shani Hashavia's Bio (Producer):
Shani Hashaviah is a Producer, Consultant and an Emmy® Awards judge working at Fantasia Films Productions where she is also the Creative Director. Among her projects, she co-produced the feature films Lessons for the Living and Welcome to Pine Hill in 2010. Shani is known as an avid promoter of independent films and filmmakers as she acts as Producer’s Representative on their behalf. Previously Shani has served as Director of Film and Theater for the Office of Cultural Affairs at the Consulate General of Israel in NY where she produced film festivals, tours and shows as well as Oscar campaigns for Academy Awards® nominated films.
For more information, visit her website: http://www.fantasiafp.com/
NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council
New York State Council of the Arts
Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Foundation
Last updated: Dec. 13, 2011