In Anthony Lane’s New Yorker review, he writes that Tree of Life “is a grief-powered movie, triggered by the revelation, near the start, that Jack’s brother R.L. died at the age of nineteen. The complaint that is floated, if never spoken, by the O’Briens in their loss, as by any mourner, is ‘Why forge everything, from the big bang onward, if it’s all going to conclude with this—the far greater cataclysm, to me, of a loved one’s dying?Read more about March 25: Film & Dialogue - Tree of Life
End of Life care addresses a practical challenge: everyone must die and hopes to do so in a comfortable and respectful way. But it also responds to other tense questions: for instance, how does one distribute care in a society riven by economic and social disparity? Care at the End of Life examines current attitudes and obstacles to dying well.A screening of How to Die in Oregon will follow a panel discussion.
In the near future, earth has become dry and inhospitable, and in order to survive humanity must travel to other planets more hospitable to life. Cooper (played by Matthew McConaughey), a former NASA pilot, leads a team through a mysterious wormhole to investigate three planets that may support human life, and abandons his young daughter in doing so. This film introduces religious themes in a non-religious context, including survival, betrayal, and a life beyond this world.