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"How are we to help those who die and those who have died?" --
Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

"By writing or reading obituaries,
we can discover ways to make our time on earth more worthwhile, more productive, more meaningful to others." -- Alana Baranick, "Life on the Death Beat"

"'I always read the obituaries in The Times,' I explained to her. 'They make me bloody glad to be alive.'" -- John Mortimer, "Rumpole's Return"

Donald Krim

President of Kino International -- via the New York Times. His taste and sense of the possible made Kino one of the primary sources of endangered and esoteric films. He worked with Wong Kar-Wai, Haneke and Gitai. He issued the definitive Keaton and Fairbanks restorations -- he saved "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari," "The Last Laugh" and "Metropolis." Kino distributes Klimov's wrenching 1985 "Come and See," Tartovsky's "Stalker," the bewitching 1935 "She," "Fantomas." Thank you, sir!