Preview Screening and Live Event – To Dust: Death and the Necrobiome – 6:30pm
02/03/2019, Museum of The Moving Image

To Dust. Dir. Shawn Snyder. 2019, 92 mins. With Matthew Broderick and Géza Röhrig. DCP from Good Deed Entertainment. Shmuel, a Hasidic cantor living in upstate New York, is distraught by his wife’s recent death and finds himself obsessing over how her body is decaying six feet underground. (Judaism teaches that the soul cannot rest until the body turns to dust.) Seeking answers, he develops a clandestine partnership with Albert, a community college biology professor. The two embark on an increasingly literal undertaking. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, To Dust is a dark comedy starring Matthew Broderick (You Can Count On Me) and Géza Röhrig (Son of Saul) as an adventurous pair of opposites on an emotionally urgent quest for solace and understanding. This preview screening will be followed by a conversation about life after death from a microbial perspective.

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