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A Will For The Woods (2014)




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Musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial while battling lymphoma, determined that his last act will be a gift to the planet. Boldly facing his mortality, the spirited Clark and his partner Jane have joined with a compassionate local cemeterian to use green burial to save a North Carolina woods from being clear-cut. Documenting one community's role in the genesis of a revolutionary movement, A Will for the Woods follows Clark's dream of leaving a legacy in harmony with timeless cycles, and environmentalism takes on a profound intimacy. (c) official site

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The movie feels entirely promotional, provoking separate, unanswered questions about green medicine too.

August 21, 2014 | Full Review…

It's possible to admire the four directors' unflinching depiction of the dying process, but the film is mostly unilluminating and grim - not least because almost all of the deaths discussed are untimely.

August 14, 2014 | Full Review…

Less an introduction to the green-burial movement than a portrait of one man who embraced it after being diagnosed with a terminal illness, A Will for the Woods is more sentimental than journalistic.

August 13, 2014 | Full Review…

While the film also captures many private, sometimes heartbreaking scenes, it takes a lot of time to make its simple point.

August 12, 2014 | Full Review…

n the film's sobering final act, we get to see the man's beliefs put to practice...fulfill[ing] his wishes--including using this film to share his philosophy with the world.

September 12, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The unknowables and intangibles around death are what make it so scary, and Clark's journey demonstrates how fear can dissipate if one takes control of what's going to happen to them.

August 15, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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