Zen & the Art of Dying Benefit Screening for Tweed Palliative Support & Wedgetail Retreat

Here are some great photos from the Sept. 16th, 2016 benefit screening of Zen & the Art of Dying in support of Tweed Palliative Support & Wedgetail Retreat in Australia. A great community organization helping to #DoDeathDifferently! Thanks to Murwillumbah Regent Cinema for hosting.

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Tauranga Death Cafe Sponsors Sold-Out Screening of Zen & the Art of Dying

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Thanks again to Carole Spice and Grace McGregor of Tauranga Death Cafe for arranging the sold-out Tauranga, New Zealand screening of Zen & the Art of Dying at Rialto Tauranga Cinemas on October 2. More about Tauranga Death Cafe and the International Death Cafe Movement can be found in this great SunLive article on the screening’s organization.

Below are some of the Facebook responses from screening attendees.

Let’s all #DoDeathDifferently!

Tauranga Death Cafe Screening Responses

Broderick Fox and Zenith Virago Interviewed on Greg King’s Movies at Dusk

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Thanks to Greg King for conducting two separate feature interviews with Zen & the Art of Dying director Broderick Fox and central subject Zenith Virago on his radio program Movies at Dusk 94.1 FM 3WBC Melbourne. Check out Zenith’s interview here and Broderick’s interview here.

 

Zenith Virago Interviewed in Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

Zenith Virago interviewed in Tricycle

Thanks to Marie Scarles for this great interview with Zenith Virago in Tricycle: The Buddhist ReviewZen & the Art of Dying is out in theaters now in AU and NZ and we’re gearing up for the global digital release October 8th! Read the full article here.

Virago Interviewed about ‘Zen & the Art of Dying’ Release on Mitchell Foy’s ‘Over the Rainbow’

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As we roll out the theatrical release of Zen & the Art of Dying in AU & NZ, thanks to Mitchell Foy for this great interview with Zenith Virago on Over the Rainbow BAYFM 99.9

Listen to the full interview here.

Full schedule of the film’s theatrical screening dates accessible here.

Let’s #DoDeathDifferently!

Zenith Virago Interviewed by Bran Crump on ‘Nights’ on RNZ National

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Thanks to host Bryan Crump for the lovely interview with Zenith Virago on Nights on RNZ National on the eve of the film’s release in New Zealand.  Listen here.

The film is playing at the Academy Cinema – Auckland, NZ; Waiheke Community Cinema – Waiheke Island, NZ; Gecko Theatre – Motueka, NZ; and one screening 5 PM Oct. 2 at the Rialto Tauranga Cinemas – Tauranga, NZ

Full details and schedule of the theatrical release here.

Director Broderick Fox and Hospice RN Denys Cope Interviewed on LIVING JUICY

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Thanks to Rhea Goodman for having director Broderick Fox on her KSFR Santa Fe Public Radio show Living Juicy! along with RN, Hospice Nurse, and Dying: A Natural Passage author Denys Cope to talk about Zen & the Art of Dying and how we can all ‪#‎DoDeathDifferently‬!  Listen to the show here.

Zen & the Art of Dying Screens to Sold Out Crowd at Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy Museum

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Thanks to everyone who came out to our screening at the Morbid Anatomy Museum on Thursday January 14th. Fantastic to have our New York premiere with a sold-out crowd in such an interesting and engaging cultural space. So great that Brooklyn funeral director Amy Cunningham of Fitting Tribute Funeral Services and Ralph White of New York Open Center were in attendance in order for us to be able to connect local audiences with how they can engage Natural Death Care in New York City! Whether you’re living  in the country or a major city, we can all #DoDeathDifferently.

In-Depth EdgeMedia Article on Zen & the Art of Dying

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Thanks to Kilian Melloy of Edge Media Network for his thoughtful and in-depth article on Zen & the Art of Dying in advance of our Jan. 14, 2016 Morbid Anatomy Museum screening. Melloy writes:

Openly gay documentary filmmaker Broderick Fox goes places others might not wish to venture, and does it with heart and grace. An early short documentary examined his brush with body dysmorphia (anorexia and compulsive exercise); his first full-length documentary, “The Skin I’m In,” featured at film festivals around the country a couple of years ago, examined Fox’s own experiences with addiction and alcoholism.

Now Fox follows up with “Zen and the Art of Dying,” a project that took him to Australia to meet and film Zenith Virago, a self-trained “deathwalker” who has made a profession of helping people — sick and well, young and old — think about and prepare for the eventuality of shuffling off this mortal coil. Read full article

 

Zen & the Art of Dying Receives Enthusiastic Response from Santa Fe

We’re just back from the Santa Fe Film Festival, where Zen & the Art of Dying received a powerful reception from audiences and a great post-screening Q&A hosted by Dr. Phillip Retzky, LCSW. The Santa Fe community is leading the way with natural death care possibilities with a range of schools and organizations including the Upaya Zen Center, the Academy for the Love of Learning and Southwestern College are all regularly offering death care courses and events. While in Santa Fe, Fox was a featured guest on KSFR 101.1 Santa Fe Public Radio’s Living From Happiness with Dr. Melanie Harth (listen here).  #DoDeathDifferently 

 Zen & the Art of Dying director Broderick Fox and executive producer Lee Biolos at the Santa Fe Film Festival.

Zen & the Art of Dying director Broderick Fox and executive producer Lee Biolos at the Santa Fe Film Festival.