20th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-30, 2023

11th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 2023

Jack Has A Plan

United States, 2022 : International Premiere
Archives 2022
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In Cinema Globe Cinema
Sat, Nov 26 12:00 PM Buy

description

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.

Jack Tuller has a plan. And in the final hours of that plan, Jack will have a party with his friends, tell his wife how much he loves her, and finally, he will take a cocktail designed to end his life peacefully. Twenty-five years earlier, the musician was given six months to live. But he lasted 25 years, until taking a turn for the worse. This predicament propels Jack on a quest to reconcile with his mother, find his biological father, and prepare his exit strategy. Jack’s best friend documents his three-year quest to die a happy man, culminating in a permanent going-away party.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2022
Florida Film Festival 2022
SF DocFest 2022
Dances with Films 2022
Indy Film Fest 2022
Nevada City Film Festival 2022

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Bradley Berman received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University and a Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television from New York University. For the past two decades, his work has focused on writing and producing non-fiction content about transportation and urban design; he is a regular contributor to The New York Times, MIT Technology Review, Popular Mechanics, and U.S. News & World Report. In 2017, he made his directorial debut with NAT BATES FOR MAYOR, a feature documentary that screened at film festivals across the U.S. and aired on public television’s Truly CA series. JACK HAS A PLAN is his second feature documentary.

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press for Jack Has A Plan

"Far from a downer, it’s as joyous, thrilling and funny as any film about death could be."
- San Francisco Examiner
"The range of emotions expressed over the last third of the film—the countdown clock wiping away the days—run from fathomless love to quiet disbelief to utter sadness to tearful acceptance. Bradley ably covers all the bases."
- Film International

screened with a short film

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Residual Splendour

Canada (Alberta), 2022, 24 m 12 s, Director/Producer C. Hudson Hwang

The comfortable lifestyle of a whimsical Calgary couple is shattered when Sarah’s breast cancer unexpectedly returns and begins spreading to her brain. (trailer: https://vimeo.com/719872704)

details

Documentary

English
73 minutes

credits

Director
Bradley Berman

Producer
Chris Metzler

Cinematographer
Bradley Berman

Official website:
https://jackdocumentary.com/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/jackdocumentary

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/bradberman

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/jackdocumentary/

community

awards

WINNER: Audience Award: Best Documentary Feature

Winner, Grand Jury Award - Best Documentary, Dances with Films 2022
Best Documentary Feature, Mystic Film Festival 2022
David Kleiler Award for Cinematic Excellence, Newburyport Documentary Festival 2022
Finalist, Best Documentary Feature - Twin Cities Film Festival 2022

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