Rooftop Films returns to Green-Wood on Saturday, June 16, 2018, with a poignant look at life and death, Exit Music, a powerful and moving film about Ethan Rice, a 28-year-old with Cystic Fibrosis, that documents his final year, final breath, and final creative act.
Exit Music is a rare invitation into the world of a young artist dying of cystic fibrosis as he and his father navigate the ominous, sacred, and unmapped journey at the end of life.
Born with cystic fibrosis, 28-year-old Ethan Rice has been preparing to die his entire life. His father Ed, a Vietnam veteran with PTSD, immersed him in a world of imagination and documented it on camera, a hobby that provided relief from the fear of his son's prognosis and his own painful past. Equal parts comedy and darkness, Exit Music is the last year, last breath, and final creative act of Ethan as he awaits the inevitable. Interweaving home movies with Ethan’s original music and animation, his story is an unflinching meditation on mortality and invites the viewer to experience Ethan’s transition from reality to memory. In a culture that often looks away from death, this film demystifies the dying process, a universal cornerstone of the human experience.
The screening will be followed by a conversation with Filmmaker Cameron Mullenneaux and Green-Wood Death Educator Amy Cunningham.
7:45 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM: Live Music by Samuel R Saffery
9:00 PM: Film Begins
10:30 PM: Q&A
11:00 PM: After-Party Sponsored by Corona Extra, Ketel One Family Made Vodka and Fever-Tree
A powerful documentary capturing the last days and final creative act of a young artist, 28-year-old Ethan Rice has been preparing to die his entire life.
Where will the screening take place within Green-Wood Cemetery?
Check in will be at the main entrance on 25th street and 5th Avenue, but the screening location will be about 10-15 minute walk from there. Please contact us if someone in your party will need assistance getting to the location.
NO REFUNDS. IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, SHOW WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT THE SAME LOCATION. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.