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Dick Johnson Is Dead - Criterion Collection

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Genres: Documentary, Drama
Starring: Kirsten Johnson
Director: Kirsten Johnson
Plot Synopsis:

This playful, profound, and immensely moving docu-fantasia by Kirsten Johnson is a valentine to the director’s beloved father, Dick Johnson, made as she has begun to face the reality of losing him to dementia. Using the language of cinema both to defy death and to confront it head-on, Johnson mischievously envisions an array of ways in which the man she loves most in the world might die, staging a series of alternately darkly comic and colorfully imaginative tableaux interwoven with raw vérité footage capturing the pair’s tender but increasingly fragile bond. Tackling taboo questions of aging, mortality, and grief with subversive humor and surprising grace, Dick Johnson Is Dead is ultimately a triumphant celebration of life, and of the gentle, funny, unforgettable man at its center. Long live Dick Johnson.

Film Info

  • United States
  • 2020
  • 89 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.78:1
  • English
  • Spine #1111

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 2K digital master, approved by director Kirsten Johnson, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary featuring Johnson, cowriter and editor Nels Bangerter, and documentary sound recordist Judy Karp
  • New conversation among Johnson and her fellow producers Katy Chevigny and Marilyn Ness and coproducer Maureen A. Ryan
  • New interview with sound designer Pete Horner
  • New program featuring Johnson in conversation with fellow filmmakers about redefining what a documentary can be
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • English descriptive audio
  • PLUS: An essay by author So Mayer

    New cover by Chris Buck
  • Release Details
    Release Date: January 25th, 2022
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated
    Movie Release Year: 2020
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion
  • Technical Specs
    Length:89 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.78:1
    Audio Formats:English: DTS-HD MA 5.1
    Subtitles/Captions:English SDH