Berkshire Museum Screens “Living While Dying” [Berkshire on Stage]

Berkshire Museum’s Little Cinema in Pittsfield will present a special screening of the documentary film “Living While Dying” at 7pm on Sunday (November 4). A Q&A with the director will follow the film. Tickets are $7.50; $5 for museum members.

Death is a big mystery, and yet the outcome is 100 percent certain. Filmmaker Cathy Zheutlin tells the stories of four friends with terminal illnesses who chose to live out their final days at home with creativity, humor, and courage. Living While Dying transforms sorrow and fear into inspiration, beauty, and even joy.

Cathy Zheutlin, director and producer of the film, and Tammy Lahart, who provides end-of-life consulting services, will lead a discussion after the screening and answer questions from the audience.

As a baby boomer, Zheutlin became curious about death, which led to the making of “Living While Dying.” During the filming, she sought the advice of an aboriginal elder and a deathwalker in Australia, witnessed a mass cremation in Bali, and asked her 90-year old mother to sit in a coffin while discussing her end-of-life wishes.

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