Somerville Theatre - Screen 3 Sat, Apr 27, 2019 9:00 PM
Film Info
Category:Documentary Feature
Premiere Status:East Coast Premiere
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Cast/Crew Info
Director:Mike Scholtz
Additional Info


Expected to be in attendance: Director Mike Scholtz and Producer Valerie Coit

A celebrity death pool is an unusual game in which players pick famous people they think will die in the next year. It's like a fantasy football draft, but with elderly presidents and ailing musicians. RIPLIST follows seven friends from Fargo, ND,over the course of a year as they make their selections and live with the consequences. Society often frowns on any unusual or excessive attention to death. Some people have called this hobby "morbid" and "weird" and "just plain wrong." But for these seven competitors, this game of death has taught them the value of life. As five-time Riplist champion Matt Olien says in the film, "Who wakes up every day and thinks,‘I wonder how Olivia de Havilland is doing today?' We do." In RIPLIST, directed by Mike Scholtz (LOST CONQUEST, IFFBoston 2015), you'll learn what kind of a person it takes to compete in this contest. You'll also get tips on drafting your own celebrities, in case you ever want to play along at home. And you'll get a definitive answer to the most important question of all: "What happens to us when we die?"

(The answer: Somebody gets a point for that.)