Filmmaker Faces Her Father's Mortality By Staging His 'Death' Again And Again

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When documentary filmmaker Kirsten Johnson's father was diagnosed with dementia she had a hard time accepting the fact that his death was getting closer. So she decided to make a movie about him it tells the story of moving her dad out of his home in Seattle and into her apartment in new. York it also enacts her father's death from imagined accidents like getting hit in the head by a falling air conditioner she says Killing Her Dad in the movie helped her face his inevitable death her new film is called Dick Johnson is dead.

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