by Chris Gallagher - foxglovefilms.com
2000 - Documentary - 52 minutes
In Mortal Remains, Chris Gallagher examines the evolution of the North American cemetery through the centuries, and considers its unique place within our culture. The film takes the viewer on a historical tour that leads from the church graveyards of centuries past through such grand old garden cemeteries as New York's Woodlawn and Greenwood, and finally to the "memorial parks" of today. Along the way it traces the development of monument art, reflects on the wide variety of artifacts that appear in cemeteries on occasions such as Mother's Day and Halloween, and attempts to account for the pilgrimages that so many people make to the gravesites of the famous.
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