15 REASONS TO LIVE
Sponsored by: Bobbie Bush Photography & Wire 4 Hire
Directed by Alan Zweig
ONLINE TICKETS SOLD OUT. LIMITED AVAILABILITY AT THE CINEMASALEM BOX OFFICE. When Canadian documentarian Alan Zweig discovered Ray Robertson’s non-fiction book “Why Not? Fifteen Reasons To Live”, he was intrigued by the concept of organizing the panoply of life itself into a list. Love, solitude, critical mind, art, individuality, home, work, humor, friendship, intoxication, praise, meaning, body, duty and death. To savor them all would presumably be to truly live.
From this inspiration begins a series of episodic chapters adapted to the themes of Robertson’s essays. The participants are as eclectic as the list, all sharing their personal anecdotes. Humorous and sometimes heartbreaking, Zweig mixes documentary with animation to tie these vignettes together in a visual essay that strikes deeper chords about finding meaning in our existence.