Death A Love Story - the film

More than a film, this intimate exploration of the dying process is a powerful teaching tool.


Death: A Love Story is a compelling, first person documentary that confronts our fears of the greatest unknown and reveals the moment-to-moment grace possible at the end of a life.

An Official Documentary Selection at the Sundance Film Festival, this film follows the journey of husband and wife filmmakers Mel Howard and Michelle Le Brun as they confront Mel's unexpected terminal illness and ultimate death. Through their intimate and compelling story, we discover the psychological, spiritual, and sociological aspects of death in American culture.


Death: A Love Story is a unique and inspiring teaching tool for:


  • Psychology, Social Work, Gerontology, End of Life Care
  • Medical Colleges, Nursing Schools, Palliative Care, Thanatology
  • Death Studies
  • Contemplative Studies

What dies?

"Death A Love Story" is a compelling film that describes, with clarity and tenderness, the struggle that patients and their loved ones experience during the process of illness, medical decision-making, and dying. Caregivers should see this film.
- Mitchell M. Levy, MD, FCCM, Professor of Medicine, Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Rhode Island Hospital.

"Unflinching yet poetic!"

"Compelling! Insightful! Ultimately reassuring look at facing death with grace and inner peace."
- Glenn Lowell, VARIETY


Awards for Death a Love Story Educational Film



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