Document Film Festival Left on Purpose
Sun 22 October 2017
Left on Purpose
Please note this screening will now take place at 2pm rather than 4pm as previously advertised.
Midway through the filming of a documentary about his life as an anti war activist, Mayer Vishner declares that his time has passed and that his last political act will be to commit suicide - and he wants it all on camera. Now the director must decide whether to turn off his camera or use it to keep his friend alive. Left on Purpose is an award-winning feature length documentary that confronts the growing issues of aging, isolation and end of life choices through an intense character driven story of the relationship between filmmaker and subject. With humour and heart, it provides a rare cinematic look at what it means to be a friend to someone in pain.
Dir. Justin Schein, David Mehlman | USA | 2015 | 1hr 35m
Preceded by Dan Goldes’ Arrested (Again) 4m, a profile of activist Karen Topakian’s unceasing commitment to exercising her first amendment rights.
Part of Document Festival 2017
2pm, £4 (£3) + £1 booking fee, Theatre
14+ accompanied by an adult
Book online / 0141 352 4900