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Dick Johnson Is Dead

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Original title
Dick Johnson Is Dead
Year
Running time
89 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Nels Bangerter, Kirsten Johnson
Cast
Documentary, Self: ,
Producer
Big Mouth Productions. Distributor: Netflix
Genre
Documentary. Comedy | Black Comedy. Alzheimer's
Synopsis
With this inventive portrait, a cameraperson seeks a way to keep her 86-year-old father alive forever. Utilizing moviemaking magic and her family’s dark humor, she celebrates Dr. Dick Johnson’s last years by staging fantasies of death and beyond. Together, dad and daughter confront the great inevitability awaiting us all.
Awards
2020: Sundance Film Festival: Special Jury Prize - Documentary
2020: National Board of Review (NBR): Top Documentaries
2020: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
2020: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Documentary
2020: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Documentary
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