Coming to theatres and to VOD this Friday, February 10:
LEFT ON PURPOSE
DOC NYC, Leeds, Big Sky Doc, Boulder, Thessaloniki Doc, Cleveland, Maryland, Florida, Newport Beach, DOXA, SF Jewish
A filmmaker faces off against his determined subject.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
This project began as a portrait of the life of Mayer Vishner, an antiwar Yippie activist. In the midst of filming, the aging radical informs director Justin Schein that, having had his fill of solitude and depression, he intends instead to make the project about his death – and he wants his suicide captured on camera. Forced to break down the barrier between filmmaker and subject, Schein struggles with the ethics of intervening in the literal life-or-death story unfolding before his eyes.