Category: Film Screenings

Screening & Discussion with Michelle Lasota

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On Sunday, July 29th, please join us for a screening of, “The Nurse with the Purple Hair,” and discussion immediately following with the documentary subject and DPP friend, Michelle Lasota.

Our Facebook event page has more information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/648605652155956/


About, “The Nurse with the Purple Hair,” and Michelle herself:

“The Nurse with the Purple Hair is a warm and inspiring documentary about end-of-life care. The film features hospice nurse Michelle Lasota and is directed by world-renowned filmmaker Sean Cunningham. The film honors hospice professionals and the mind-body-spirit services they provide.”

Michelle graduated as an RN in 2003. When Michelle’s father died unexpectedly in 2004, she was working as a surgical nurse at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. She returned to Philadelphia and switched to hospice nursing. She says: “It was a personal healing journey. For me, everything that I didn’t get to do for my dad I was now doing for all of these other people. So it was really important to me.”

Michelle serves as a level 3 RN on her hospice unit, and as preceptor to nursing students to newly hired employees. In 2010 she received a UPHS nursing excellence award in recognition of Nurse/Patient-Family Relationships.

Michelle makes her home in Philadelphia. She has two little boys.

For more information please visit:
https://www.thenursewiththepurplehair.com/

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THE PLAGUE YEARS. (August Meeting)

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We will be holding our August meeting on 08.20.2017 at 5pm.
DPP member Shawn Porter will be presenting “The Plague Years: How the AIDS Crisis informed my views on Death” with a special movie screening immediately following. From Shawn:

Hey friends! On Sunday August 20th at 5pm, I’ll be presenting a casual chat for the DEATH PARTY PHILADELPHIA group on my experiences with sexuality and body modification during my formative years in the early 1990s- specifically how it pertained to the reality of the AIDS crisis in the communities I was part of and how that informed my views on death and mortality.

There will be a brief talk followed by a presentation of the 1998 film Hallelujah! Ron Athey: A Story of Deliverance.

It’s free to attend but you must be 21+

To RSVP: Death Party Philadelphia. 

To purchase your own copy of Hallelujah!- Click here.