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On Saturday, Sept. 9, we are very pleased to present the award-winning feature documentary JACK HAS A PLAN. We saw the amazing and funny film at this year’s DC Independent Film Festival, where it won the “Best of the Fest” award. The filmmaker, Bradley Berman, generously gave us permission for a single screening at Congressional.

When Jack Tuller, a man with a terminal brain tumor for 25 years, decides to end his life, his family and friends struggle to accept his decision. Berman, Jack’s best friend, documents his three-year quest to die a happy man, culminating in a permanent going-away party. The San Francisco Examiner said: “It’s as joyous, thrilling and funny as any film about death could be.”

The film is, first and foremost, a great story about one person’s journey. But it’s also a rich exploration of death with dignity, end-of-life wishes, and the idea of a good death.

We will begin at 10 am with showing the film which will leave us some time for processing and discussion. This film’s characters show a range of beliefs and concerns that will probably be reflected among us watching the film. We will take on the challenge of talking about issues which may be controversial or emotional with curiosity and courage, and mutual respect.

All are welcome. In fact, bring a family member or friend! Do rsvp so we can have enough chairs and snacks prepared.

The conference room is, cosy, so please do rsvp by clicking HERE.


Death Doula Days on Saturdays 10am-noon at Congressional Cemetery. Free event, no experience necessary, donations to support Congressional Cemetery’s work warmly welcome.

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