Capsule Review: 15 Reasons to Live

by Lisa Santonato for FILMbutton

15 Reasons to Live is the most recent film by Toronto-based documentary filmmaker Alan Zweig, best known for his Genie-award winning documentary, A Hard Name. Based on Ray Robertson’s book entitled, Why Not? Fifteen Reasons to Live, the film is a collection of personal stories inspired by Robertson’s reasons including Love, Death, Humour, Work, and Duty. The film follows Zweig’s unique style of personal storytelling in a new format: a collection of short stories of everyday people struggling to find meaning in their lives. It’s wonderful, unique, and poignant. Not to be missed.

Lisa Santonato is a Toronto-based writer, producer and video editor.

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