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EXCLUSIVE: Poster premiere for Mark Wexler’s HOW TO LIVE FOREVER

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
April 7th, 2011

It’s human nature to try and live for as long as one can.

That’s exactly the idea at the center of the latest film from director Mark Wexler, entitled HOW TO LIVE FOREVER. A documentary, the film follows Wexler, son of the iconic cinematographer Haskell Wexler, on his travels around the world “searching for the secrets of long life" after the loss of his mother.

We've got an exclusive first look at the poster for the film, and it’s quite the eye-grabber. Overall, it's a relatively simplistic poster, but this one sheet features a very eye-catching photo, one that definitely makes the viewer a bit more interested in checking out the film. The premise sounds really intriguing, particularly when looking at some of the things that Wexler delves into within this documentary.

Wexler has made himself quite a name, particularly after directing the documentary TELL THEM WHO YOU ARE about his father. TELL THEM is an absolutely fantastic documentary, and if this is even half as good, we are in for something really special. Check out the full poster and synopsis after the break.

Here’s the synopsis:

"Filmmaker Mark Wexler is not going down without a fight.  Faced with the devastating loss of his mother and his own advancing age, Mark takes off on a curious, lively, sometimes troubling enquiry into how he might live forever.

His search takes him to places where people live longest, from Okinawa to Iceland.  He journeys to Las Vegas to attend a funeral director’s convention and the Ms. Senior America pageant.  He contemplates a future in cold storage at a cryonics facility in Arizona.  He receives exercise tips from Jack LaLanne, hormone replacement advice from Suzanne Somers, and promises of eternal life from biogerontologist Aubrey de Grey.

Yet the more travels into the strange worlds of laughter yoga, elder porn, calorie restriction, and old-fashioned religion, the less sure he becomes of his goal.  Can it be that life’s true meaning is found in the humble chili dog? A fun, provocative, and searching look at the deepest mystery of life."

The film opens in New York on Friday, May 13, hitting LA the week after.

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