Death is inevitable. And expensive. But it doesn’t have to be boring. In New Zealand, a group of rebellious retirees are shunning black garb, dull funerals and mahogany caskets by creating a club where they construct their own coffins. The whimsical boxes are painted with shamrocks, beach scenes, cartoon chickens and pictures of Elvis, and reflect the colorful lives of their makers. The Coffin Club is a glittery, musical number that celebrates how these seniors will make a splash on their final day.
Katie Lee was many things: Hollywood starlet turned river rat, guitar-wielding folk singer, uncompromising defender of wilderness and mischievous rabble-rouser. And when this icon of the desert Southwest passed away in November at the age of 98, she left behind a legacy as deep and far-reaching as those rivers she had spent her life fighting for. This short film by Ben Knight pays tribute to a life shaped by beauty, adventure and the sorrow of a paradise lost, but most of all by uninhibited passion.
At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. And after years of ground-breaking equal rights decisions and scalding dissents, this tiny but mighty figure is still at it. This definitive biography traces Ginsburg’s remarkable journey from diminutive law student in the male-dominated ‘60s to quiet but effective equal rights lawyer to her modern moniker of “The Notorious RBG.” Along the way, the audience learns how Ginsburg first fought for equal rights for herself, and then used law to disassemble an overt system of gender discrimination, gaining those same rights for millions more people.