Boulder County ‘Death at the Movies’ series comes to Longmont mortuary

Times Call Kim Mooney Death at the MoviesCarroll-Lewellen funeral home aims to become community space

May 24, 2014:

What: Conversations on Death at the Movies

When: 5:15 p.m. Friday

Where: Carroll-Lewellen Funeral and Cremation Services, 503 Terry St., Longmont

Cost: $5 donation suggested

Popcorn and a funny ’80s film are the only typical things about the movie night at Carroll-Lewellen Funeral and Cremation Services in Longmont Friday.

The mortuary will host the next three films in the Boulder County series “Death at the Movies.”

The monthly film series started at a funeral home in Boulder in March and will be held on the third Friday in June, July and August at Carroll-Lewellen before moving to a mortuary in Lafayette, said Kitty Edwards, program manager for the film series.

Each night, a different feature film about death is shown followed by an open discussion, said Kim Mooney, one of the film series organizers.

“The main goal of movie night is about helping people get comfortable with this natural thing,” said Mooney, the director of education at Longmont’s Community Care Hospice and Support Services. “We find that a lot of people haven’t had the opportunity to talk about it before now and then once they have it, you can’t shut them up.”

The Longmont series will kick off Friday at 5:15 p.m. with the 1988 film “Rocket Gibraltar” starring Burt Lancaster and Macaulay Culkin.

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By Whitney Bryen

Times-Call community reporter

Posted:   06/18/2014 04:10:05 PM MDT

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