WORDS AND PAPER
By David Roy
Best known for horror hits Last House on The Left and Friday The 13th, US film-maker Sean S Cunningham's latest project is a documentary about the vital role played by hospice care workers. He spoke to David Roy about a charity screening in Belfast in aid of Northern Ireland Hospice.
By Kathleen Clohessy
“The Nurse with the Purple Hair” is a heartwarming documentary about what it’s like to be a hospice worker and care for people at the end of their lives. Directed by Sean Cunningham of “Friday the 13th” fame, its “star” is hospice nurse Michele Lasota, R.N., a Philadelphia native who — true to the film’s title — sports a shining mane of dark purple hair. Michelle narrates most of the 48-minute film, but we also
By Ted Talks
Death is an uncomfortable topic. Although we’re well-acquainted with platitudes that remind us to seize the moment and live each day like it’s our last, few of us devote real time to envisioning the end of our lives — or the lives of those we love. In contrast, this is a focal point for BJ Miller, palliative care physician and executive director of the
THE NURSE WITH THE PURPLE HAIR is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of THE NURSE WITH THE PURPLE HAIR must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only. The value of THE NURSE WITH THE PURPLE HAIR DVD is $20. Any contribution above that amount is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.