Noe Mendelle In Conversation with Ondi Timoner (Last Flight Home)
Join us for a conversation between filmmaker Ondi Timoner, the director of Last Flight Home with SDI founder Noe Mendelle.
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Last Flight Home | US | 2022 | 104 min
On an unremarkable suburban street, we find Eli Timoner in his final days and discover an extraordinary life, one filled with wild achievements, tragic loss and, above all, enduring love. His daughter Ondi shared
an unforgettable and stunning verité account of a family courageously, and joyously, facing both life and death.
Ondi Timoner is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker whose work focuses on “impossible visionaries'' (and LAST FLIGHT HOME is no different). She has the rare distinction of winning the U.S. Grand Jury Prize at Sundance twice — for DIG! (2004), about the collision of art and commerce through the eyes of two rival rock bands, and WE LIVE IN PUBLIC (2009), about the loss of privacy online through a NY social experiment created by Internet pioneer Josh Harris over the turn of the millennium. Both films were acquired by New York’s MoMA for its permanent collection. Since then, Ondi has created award-winning films/series such as JOIN US, about mind control; COOL IT, about climate change; BRAND: A SECOND COMING, about the transformation of comedian/author/activist Russell Brand; the 10-hour series JUNGLETOWN, about an intentional community in remote Panama; COMING CLEAN, about the opioid crisis; and MAPPLETHORPE, a scripted film she also wrote and produced about Robert Mapplethorpe starring Matt Smith (she recommends the Director’s Cut on Hulu). Along with her team at Interloper Films, Ondi is currently wrapping a feature doc called THE NEW AMERICANS, which explores the intersection of finance, media and extremism to uncover the explosive and irreversible ramifications of our digital future, and is in production on a feature tentatively entitled ALL GOD’S CHILDREN about Ondi's sister, Rabbi Rachel Timoner, and her Congregation Beth Elohim's collaboration with Rev. Robert Waterman and his Antioch Baptist Church to combat racism and anti-semitism.
Ondi was recently honored by DOC NYC’s Visionaries Tribute with the 2022 Robert and Anne Drew Award for Documentary Excellence. She is an active member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences,
the DGA, the PGA, the WGA, the IDA, Film Independent, Women in Film, and Film Fatales.
"An emotional, incredibly intimate portrait of one man’s final days. Ondi Timoner’s documentary avoids the political aspects of the process, focusing squarely on the personal impact. The result is moving, humane, and cathartic." - Empire Online
16 January 2023, 04.30PM - 05.30PM