LEFT ON PURPOSE

Expected to Attend: Director Justin Schein, Co-Director David Mehlman, Producer Eden Wurmfeld, Co- Producer Yael Bridge, and Writer Joanna Hershon

NYC PREMIERE Left on Purpose began as a portrait of the life of Mayer Vishner, an antiwar Yippie activist. In the midst of filming, the aging radical informs director Justin Schein that, having had his fill of solitude and depression, he intends instead to make the project about his death – and he wants his suicide captured on camera. Forced to break down the barrier between filmmaker and subject, Schein struggles with the ethics of intervening in the literal life-or-death story unfolding before his eyes.

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Metropolis

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Official Site: http://www.leftonpurpose.com
On Twitter: leftonpurpose
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leftonpurpose
Director: Justin Schein, co-director David Mehlman
Producer: Eden Wurmfeld, co producer Yael Bridge
Cinematographer: Justin Schein
Editor: David Mehlman
Music: David Mansfield
Running Time: 85
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2015