The official trailer for Netflix’s stirring (and attention-grabbing) documentary Dick Johnson Is Dead has arrived. This is the second documentary from director Kirsten Johnson, who continues to take a highly personal approach to the genre in the follow-up feature to her 2016 work Cameraperson.
Dick Johnson Is Dead arrives on Netflix on October 2. You can watch the official trailer below.
Here is the official synopsis and poster for Dick Johnson Is Dead:
A lifetime of making documentaries has convinced award-winning filmmaker Kirsten Johnson of the power of the real. But now she’s ready to use every escapist movie-making trick in the book – staging inventive and fantastical ways for her 86-year-old psychiatrist father to die while hoping that cinema might help her bend time, laugh at pain and keep her father alive forever. The darkly funny and wildly imaginative Dick Johnson Is Dead is a love letter from a daughter to a father, creatively blending fact and fiction to create a celebratory exploration of how movies give us the tools to grapple with life’s profundity. Dick Johnson Is Dead was filmed, produced, and directed by Kirsten Johnson (Cameraperson), produced by Katy Chevigny and Marilyn Ness, co-produced by Maureen A. Ryan, and executive produced by Megan Ellison.