Dick Johnson Is Dead ★★★★½

the empathetic docu-fantasies of agnès varda live on through kirsten johnson. attempts to answer the immutable question of how we are supposed to shoulder the burden of knowing that the people we love will die, then accepts that there is no answer. or rather, that acceptance is the answer. 

there’s a memorial bench at the cemetery by my apartment that reads “LOVE IS LONGER THAN LIFE AND STRONGER THAN DEATH.” it doesn’t get more succinct than that.

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