Artist-musician Ethan Rice was born with a death sentence: cystic fibrosis. Exit Music follows Ethan as he navigates his illness alongside his father Ed, a Vietnam veteran who withdrew from the world to care for his son. Equal parts comedy and heartache, Ethan makes friends with mortality and questions what his absence will mean to those he leaves behind. Interweaving home movies with Ethan’s original music and animation, Exit Music is the last year, last breath, and final creative act of Ethan as he learns to die on his own terms. In a culture that looks away from death, Ethan’s story reminds us that dying is a mysterious and sacred cornerstone of the human experience.
|Running Time:||62 min.|
|Subject(s):||Arts and Culture, Creative, Disability, Health, Human Rights, Music, Personal Story|
|Producer(s):||Cameron Mullenneaux, Linda Davis Garkow|
|Cinematographer:||Cameron Mullenneaux, Ed Rice|
|Editor(s):||Nels Bangerter, Amy Foote|
|Production Company:||Pony Express Films and Independent Television Service (ITVS)|