Playing at Pickford Film Center
101 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Bio
Rated NR: _
Directed by: Ondi Timoer
Documentarian Ondi Timoner (Dig!) turns the camera on herself and her family in this portrait of her father Eli–which doubles as a template of familial grief for all who are touched by assisted suicide. The dynamic Eli founded Air Florida, the fastest growing airline in the world in the 1970’s, a journey that sees him mingle with the most powerful politicians of the era. The ups and downs of business pale next to his devotion as a father, grandfather and humanitarian–and serve as a basis for our own deep well of empathy to come to the fore.