Joel Goodman is an Emmy-winning composer who has scored over 125 films that have received 4 Oscar nominations, 15 Emmy awards and over 25 Emmy nominations. He has collaborated with an impressive array of distinguished directors and producers including Wong Kar-wei, Neil LaBute, Kevin Spacey, Albert Maysles, Andrew Jarecki, Barbara Kopple, Rachel Grady, Oren Jacoby, Irene Taylor Brodsky, Marshall Curry, Sebastian Junger and Fisher Stevens.

“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas.
I’m frightened of the old ones.”

– John Cage

“A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.”

– Leopold Stokowski

Obit will be playing at the Landmark Nuart theater in Los Angeles starting today and going through May 11! In the mean time, check out this great interview on NPR’s Fresh Air.

For ‘New York Times’ Obit Writers, ‘Death Is Never Solicitous Of A Deadline’

Bruce Weber and Margalit Fox have written obituaries for thousands of people, ranging from heads of state to the inventor of the Etch-a-Sketch. They are featured in the new documentary Obit.

Great writeup in the New York Times about Obit! You can now catch Obit in select theaters. Head over to their main site to find a screening near you!

Review: ‘Obit’ Follows the Team That Writes Death Notices for The Times

The documentary peers over the shoulders of journalists at The New York Times as they decide who merits obituaries and then go about the delicate business of writing them.

“Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.”

– Charlie Parker

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