Obit explores a familiar and underappreciated literary form: the obituary notices that appear in newspapers. This engaging film focuses on the legendary team at the New York Times, who approach their daily work with journalistic rigor and narrative flair. Follow the writers as they commemorate those who have made a lasting cultural impact—from pop star Michael Jackson to the inventor of the Slinky.

• Find out more from the NPR review of the documentary.

► Parking update: A new underground parking garage, located at 5101 Montrose, is now open. Learn more about changes to visitor parking and plan ahead for your visit.

The September 1 & 3 screenings of Obit are canceled due to weather. When the Museum reopens, patrons may exchange their tickets for a future film screening, request a refund, or donate the value of the tickets to the MFAH. Please e-mail, and a Museum representative will return your message when we return to normal operations. 

Community partner: Inprint

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Vanessa Gould
Running Time
95 minutes
Digital, B/W