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Filmmaker Faces Her Father's Mortality By Staging His 'Death' Again And Again

When Kirsten Johnson's dad started showing signs of dementia, she struggled to accept the impending loss. So she staged a series of imagined accidents in her new film, Dick Johnson Is Dead.

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Filmmaker Faces Her Father's Mortality By Staging His 'Death' Again And Again

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