Director Amy Finkel scheduled to attend | May 18
Domesticated animals are a vital part of the American family unit, but what happens after they die? Join animal owners, psychologists, and veterinarians as they discuss topics of mortality, grief, and freeze-dried pets.
May 18, 2013
|6:00 PM||SIFF Cinema Uptown||Date has passed|
May 19, 2013
|11:00 AM||Harvard Exit||Date has passed|
June 9, 2013
|6:30 PM||Egyptian Theatre||Date has passed|
In 2012 alone, the 62% of Americans who own pets spent $52.9 billion on them. Furever not only shows us the outlandish ways pet owners can contribute to this sum of money, but also offers an intimate look into why this investment is profound. Weaving interviews with pet mourners, veterinarians, scientists, academics, and undertakers, this documentary looks beyond the meaning of these precious creatures and investigates how the act of memorializing them is distinctly human. In imagery that is at once striking and meditative, director Amy Finkel visually explores the fine line between our perception of meaning and lifelessness. Furever is a sober spectacle with something for everyone as it explores practices such as taxidermy, mummification, and cloning; drawing on themes of death, spirituality, industry, mental health, popular perception, and money.
Amy Finkel is an American designer, photographer, documentary filmmaker, and writer. She teaches web design and documentary filmmaking at both NYU and the Parsons School of Design, and created the web design agency Sailor Beware.
Sponsored in part by Deborah Person, MarQueen Hotel
|Running Time:||80 minutes|
|Screenplay:||Amy Finkel, Clare Lyell, Lila Place|
|Cinematographers:||Gregg de Domenico|
|Editors:||Lila Place, Amy Finkel|
|Filmography:||Debut Feature Film|