Dying to Live
the journey into a man's open heart
a film by Ben Mittleman
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"...a personal exploration of mortality and how the demands of maturity can make themselves known at nearly any age."
"What begins to emerge from this medical maelstrom is a frequently touching portrait of personal idiosyncrasy, Judaism and life's true value."
"Had Mittleman been a sculptor or a painter instead of a filmmaker, he could not have created as beautiful a memorial to the people he loved as this film."
"The film exposes its subject's vulnerability and makes no apologies for the messy, raw emotion of real life."
"The images are stark and the emotions are raw, but the film has a positive theme and shows the vibrancy and humor of the people around him."
"...soaring over adversity."
"alternately hammy, irritable, tender & honest"
"View this as a rare type of 'guy flick'... there is a positive, life affirming tone that consistently keeps its chin up. I recommend this film."
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