A New Documentary by Simon Chambers
US Premiere – Opens at NYC's Film Forum on March 15!
When the filmmaker Simon Chambers receives a call from his elderly gay uncle – “I think I may be dying!” – he takes it as a summons.

As it turns out, eccentric Uncle David, a retired actor living alone in a cluttered, mouse-infested London house, is being dramatic, sort of: For the next five years, Chambers both cares for and documents him, through all his performative exuberance (constantly acting out passages of King Lear) and anarchic charisma (swinging from boisterous humor to short temper), as various people (including a sexy young hustler) possibly take advantage of him.

As their lives become encumbered by hospital visits, a house fire, and Britain's inadequate eldercare system, the younger man (also single and queer) reflects with aching honesty on what may await him in the years to come, in this moving yet hilarious film.
Early Praise for Much Ado About Dying

“One of the biggest hits emerging at IDFA...simultaneously touching, endearing and often riotously funny."

“Joyous clarity…bittersweet empathy…
in this achingly funny-sad film."

"In its refreshingly frank look at the end of life, Much Ado About Dying
becomes a thought-provoking study of what it means to live."
-Screen Daily

"The best kind of documentary. It will make you laugh and cry.
It will also make you pause for thought."
-BackSeat Mafia

"Chambers’ family-filming-family masterpiece is a tender and often funny
chronicle of a dying man who secretes his brilliant charisma…"
-The Film Verdict
Festivals & Awards

IDFA – Best Directed Film

Merlinka Int’l Queer FF – Best Documentary Film
NorthEast IFF – Audience Award for Best Film
Jakarta Independent FF – Best Documentary Film
Milton Keynes FF – Best Documentary Film

DocPoint Helsinki |
CPHDOX | HotDocs Toronto | DocAviv
Sheffield Doc Fest | DocIreland Belfast | Galway Fleadh
Tallinn Black Nights FF | Santa Barbara IFF
DocUtah | Capital Irish FF (DC) | LA Irish Festival
A documentary by Simon Chambers
84 minutes | color | English | 2023
New York Theatrical Premiere – Opens Friday, March 15

Los Angeles Theatrical Premiere – Opens Friday, March 22
at Laemmle's Monica Film Center

For a screening link and more info contact Marc Mauceri

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