A WILL FOR THE WOODS Screening, Presented by Planet in Focus - Salon Vert
Salon Vert: Bringing together environmental-themed screenings with key speakers including filmmakers, experts and activists.
Thursday, January 15, 2015, 6:30pm
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, Toronto
For more information and tickets: http://planetinfocus.org/salon-vert-2/
Screening will be followed by a Skype Q&A with filmmaker Amy Browne
A WILL FOR THE WOODS
Directed by: Amy Browne, Jeremy Kaplan, Tony Hale, Brian Wilson
Musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial while battling lymphoma, determined that his last act will be a gift to the planet. Boldly facing his mortality, the spirited Clark and his partner Jane have joined with a compassionate local cemeterian to use green burial to save a North Carolina woods from being clear-cut. Documenting one community’s role in the genesis of a revolutionary movement, A Will for the Woods follows Clark’s dream of leaving a legacy in harmony with timeless cycles, and environmentalism takes on a profound intimacy.
Amy Browne (Co-Director/Producer)
Amy grew up in Australia and moved to New York City to study theater at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and film at The New School University. Her film credits include Associate Producer for Crazy & Thief (LA Film Festival 2012) and I Used to be Darker (Sundance 2013), as well as work on The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (Berlinale & Tribeca 2011). She also recently commenced work as the Producer on upcoming documentary As Worlds Divide. When her sister Sophie introduced her to the concept of green burial, which connects the profundity and beauty of nature with the cycle of death and life, Amy was inspired to explore the idea through film.
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