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Showing at UD: The Last Ecstatic Days


Urban Dharma invites you to a special sneak preview screening on March 23rd at 7 pm of the forthcoming documentary “The Last Ecstatic Days,” followed by a conversation with Gary Ross Reynolds, a death doula and key organizing volunteer of the house featured in the film; and Judy Fore, member of the board of Urban Dharma.

Synopsis

Ethan Sisser, a young man with terminal brain cancer, sits alone in his hospital room. When he starts live streaming his death journey on social media, thousands of people around the world join to celebrate his courage. Still, Ethan envisions more – to teach the world how to die without fear.  To do that, he needs to film his death.

Honoring Ethan’s wish, his doctor Aditi Sethi transports him to an idyllic house in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. What unfolds next is a story rarely glimpsed: how a community of strangers helps a young man die with grace.

A sensory immersion into leaving the body, “The Last Ecstatic Days” reveals a man who will not let us forget him – even after he’s taken his final breath.

The Last Ecstatic Days recently premiered at the Santa Fe International Film Festival to sold-out audiences and rave reviews.  The film has since screened at Meow Wolf (Santa Fe), the Congressional Cemetery (D.C.), the Tibet House (NYC), the Psychedelic Assembly (NYC), and the Grief & Death Festival (Istanbul). The Boston Globe called the film a “…courageous end-of-life chronicle, which overflows with compassion and shows us how to live mindfully while embracing curiosity about what lies beyond.”

Register to Attend

Saturday March 23rd at 7:00 PM

Suggested donation: $10