Movies and Videos

There are many great resources out there, from TED talks, to YouTube.  If there’s something you’d like to share, be sure to let us know at info@endoflifechoicesca.org

Paddleton

Netflix.com

Actors Ray Romano (Andy) and Mark Duplass (Michael), depict two middle-aged men who struggle with society and relationships in general, and even more so when one of them is diagnosed with a terminal illness and chooses to access California’s End of Life Option Act and medical aid in dying.  

Read our review of this movie on the blog.

 

 

Late Life: A Conversation with Atul Gawande

Youtube.com

Runtime: 00:55:47

Living and Dying: A Love Story

sharewisdom.com

Living and Dying: A Love Story is an intimate family film by Sher and Rob Safran, documenting the last week of Sher’s parents’ life. Retired Kaiser Permanente surgeon, and former medical missionaries, Charlie and Francie, now in their late 80s and residing in a continuing care retirement community, have both been diagnosed with six months or fewer to live. Longtime supporters of the right-to-die movement, Charlie and Francie have chosen to use the State of Oregon’s Death with Dignity option — together.

Runtime:  00:44.54

Your Body Is Not Going To Do What You Want It To Do – PBS interview with BJ Miller

pbs.org

PBS: BRIEF BUT SPECTACULAR – Dr. BJ Miller does not work to heal patients, but to ensure quality of life amid advanced or serious illness. Sometimes people suggest his job is depressing, but Miller doesn’t see it that way. When people are dying it changes how they live, he says. Miller gives his Brief but Spectacular take on dying and living.

Runtime:  00:03:22

Speaking of Dying

Speakingofdying.com

Informative and yet intimate,  Speaking of Dying captures the importance of individuals and groups speaking openly about all aspects of the dying process. Viewing this film will inspire and encourage you to talk to your friends, family, health care agents and medical providers about your own end of life planning, choices and wishes.

How to Die in Oregon

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In How to Die in Oregon, filmmaker Peter Richardson gently enters the lives of the terminally ill as they consider whether – and when – to end their lives by lethal overdose. Richardson examines both sides of this complex, emotionally charged issue. What emerges is a life-affirming, staggeringly powerful portrait of what it means to die with dignity.

Still Alice

IMDB.com and Amazon Prime

A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. 2014

Runtime: 01:41:00

To learn more about this subject, be sure to watch Lisa Genova’s TED talk about preventing Alzheimer’s.

Compassion & Choices New York: Planning for the Care You Want and Deserve

Published on Jan 25, 2018
Runtime: 01:03:37

Dying Wish

Dying Wish is a documentary about hospice patient, Dr. Michael Miller, an eighty-year old, retired surgeon with end-stage cancer who chooses to stop eating and drinking in order not to prolong his dying process, to ease his suffering and to die with grace.

more at dyingwishmedia.com

Extremis

NETFLIX.com

2016 Oscar-Winning Documentary about Palliative Care in ICU, by Dan Krauss

Runtime: 00:24:45

End Game

NETFLIX.com

2018 Documentary about Palliative Care, by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman

Runtime: 00:06:61

Dying with Dignity:
Respecting Choices
with End-of-life Care

WKBT TV

Published on Nov 14, 2011

Death is not something any of us like to think about, much less talk about with our loved ones.

Runtime: 00:06:61

Stephen Jenkinson:
A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul

orphaswisdom.com

In a wide-ranging and moving talk, spiritual activist and author Stephen Jenkinson advocates for dying well as every person’s right, and shares what he has learned from two decades of working with dying people and their families. Among many eye-opening revelations he points out the wisdom of the English language, whose verb “to die” cannot be used in the passive voice; unlike the death-phobic culture in which we live, it acknowledges that dying is what you do, not what happens to you. 

Runtime: 01:16:51

End of Life Choices California provides information and personal support regarding California’s End of Life Option Act and all other legal end-of-life options to the medical community and to the public.