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​​In perhaps her bravest act as a filmmaker, Academy Award-winning documentarian and LGBTQ+ activist Debra Chasnoff responded to her diagnosis of stage-4 cancer by turning the camera on herself, her wife, and her sons to chronicle the journey that lay ahead of them. With customary candor and humor, she took on the assignment out of necessity: not wishing to be defined only as patient or victim, she adopted a role she could play with certainty — that of the storyteller. What emerges is a raw, intimate portrait of shifting relationships and identities, a story about hanging onto the people you love, as you prepare to let them go. Completed according to her wishes by a circle of Bay Area peers and family, PROGNOSIS - NOTES ON LIVING is not only a film about illness. Clear-eyed and unsentimental, intimate and honest, it is the unforgettable, present-tense diary of a life fiercely lived, and a love worth fighting for.

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  • Runtime
    81 minutes
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  • Director
    Debra Chasnoff, Kate Stilley Steiner
  • Screenwriter
    Mike Shen, Kate Stilley Steiner
  • Producer
    Joan Lefkowitz, Nancy Otto, Kate Stilley Steiner, Lidia Szajko
  • Executive Producer
    Carrie Lozano
  • Cast
    Debra Chasnoff, Nancy Otto, Noah Chasnoff, Oscar Klausner
  • Cinematographer
    Debra Chasnoff, Oscar Klausner, Joan Lefkowitz, Nancy Otto, Brittney Shepherd, Kate Stilley Steiner, Beni Strebel, Lidia Szajko
  • Editor
    Mike Shen