BLR at the Movies: Much Ado About Dying

BLR and Film Forum are proud to present Finding Humor and Humanity in the Final Act, in collaboration with Science on Screen.

Join us for an in-person screening of the award winning film Much Ado About Dying, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Simon Chambers and BLR Editor-in-Chief Danielle Ofri.

In-person, Friday, March 15th at 6:30 pm ET

Film Forum
209 W Houston St
New York, NY 10014

Simon Chambers taught disadvantaged teenagers in London for 14 years before turning his hand to films. In 2006, with his first feature EVERY GOOD MARRIAGE BEGINS WITH TEARS, he realised that he had a knack for making the kind of documentaries that people want to watch. EVERY GOOD MARRIAGE… was shown on BBC Storyville, and on TV in around 30 countries. In 2009 he completed the feature length documentary COWBOYS IN INDIA which has also won several prizes and has shown on TV in UK, USA and India. In 2010 he moved to New Delhi where he taught at an Islamic university. In 2015 he moved back to London to become the carer for his uncle, David Newlyn Gale, a retired gay actor who was living in squalor and needed support. When Uncle David died in 2020 Simon decided to make a film from the footage they had shot together.

Danielle Ofri is the editor-in-chief of Bellevue Literary Review. She is a primary care doctor at Bellevue Hospital and a clinical professor of medicine at NYU. Her writing appears in The New Yorker, The New York Times. Her newest book is “When We Do Harm, A Doctor Confronts Medical Error.