East Hampton's Lily Henderson has a short film showing at the Hampton International Film Festival Saturday evening.
Lily Henderson’s “Dying and Dinner Parties” is showing Saturday night at 5:30 p.m. at the East Hampton Theater.
The East Hampton resident’s six-minute short looks at the life of a woman who has volunteer at a hospice facility for 10 years and must now face her own death, a journey “she confronts with poise, and quite a bit of clarity,” according to the film notes.
Ms. Henderson is both a film director and editor. Her film, “Lessons for the Living,” a documentary about hospice volunteers, was endorsed by the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation. Her work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art’s Doc Fortnight, Slamdance Film Festival, the Bio Channel, History Channel, and HBO, among other outlets. She was a film curator at UnionDocs from 2007-2009 and is currently a member and co-organizer of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective.
She was recently married in her East Hampton home to Ed David, the cinematographer on her lastest film. Ms. Henderson is the daughter of Genie Henderson, a writer and archivist at LTV. Bill Henderson, her father, is the founder and pubisher of the Pushcart Press. She grew up in Springs.
"Dying and Dinner Parties" is about a hospice volunteer who finds out she is dying herself.