Director: Ondi Timoner

Institute History

  • 2022 Sundance Film Festival


Eli Timoner, a dedicated husband, father, and entrepreneur who founded the airline Air Florida in the 1970s, decides to medically terminate his life. During the 15-day waiting period, the bedridden but sharp-witted Eli says goodbye to those closest to him and helps them prepare for his departure. While his loved ones look back on Eli’s successes and devastating blows, they struggle to reconcile his choice.
Two-time winner of the Sundance Film Festival U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize (DIG!, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC) Ondi Timoner returns with an intimate vérité film about her family’s heart-wrenching journey to find closure. As they open up their lives to offer an enlightening view of a universal experience, they demonstrate the grace that can emerge from embracing death. Through laughter and joy, they unwittingly provide a guide for crossing the inevitable passage of losing a loved one, and share a lasting legacy that demonstrates how we might live, even as we die.

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