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Fuck Death, Long Live Bergman

2008_01_24seventhseal.jpgAccording to their online mission statement, the Fuck Death Foundation is “an organization dedicated to the elimination of death through the generation and distribution of funds to strategically selected causes and initiatives worldwide.” Co-founders and directors Dugald Stewart and Simon Murphy also plan to target “the most ruthlessly indiscriminate killer of all—oldness.”
Yes, they’re serious…we think. Watch their interview on The Hour, or call the toll-free infoline at 1-877-DIE-DON’T, and decide for yourself.
Unfortunately, Fuck Death wasn’t formed in time to save Ingmar Bergman, but they’ll be screening one of his best-known and most seminal films, The Seventh Seal, at Camera Bar (1028 Queen Street West) this Friday, January 25 at 8 p.m. If you’re worried Bergman’s black-and-white existentialism will turn you suicidal, thus defeating the fundraiser’s purpose somewhat, you can always stop in for post-screening drinks and discussion. The event runs until 2 a.m.
Admission is $5. Art multiples will be sold with all proceeds going to the foundation.
Photo from The Seventh Seal courtesy of Janus Films.

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  • antiboy

    I watched the interview and those guys are so full of shit – which I think they know. I’d be fine with that but they’re actually trying to take people’s money here and I think that makes them huge douchebags.
    I’d wanna go see Seventh Seal again but giving $5 to what is probably lining these guy’s pockets? No, thanks.

  • Sarah Prickett

    actually, the $5 goes toward the cost of the venue. and as i mentioned, any art sales go toward the foundation, which is (believe it or not) a legitimate registered charity.

  • Acadie

    That is just too funny, it is quite hilarious and if you look at them and the tone of the interview I really think this is all in jest, and if not it is still F’n funny. I am sure they are serious about raising money to fight disease but the forever thing is just a great way of raising awareness. They need to get T-shirts, think they would sell well …… and even if they made any dough off this, they are hosting it and it is only five bucks. I assume they aren’t making too much off it, but to begrudge anyone who puts effort to put on the show and making a cool day of it seems petty ….. after all it is for a worthy cause, immorality after all lol ….

  • Acadie

    Opppps Immortality ( immorality is a good cause too lol ) , seems I may want to read what I post first eh lol …

  • antiboy

    I stand corrected… I guess I can go!
    I’d love to see some documents on the distribution of funds, though. Maybe it’ll be like Salvation Army and allocate 40% to “administration”.

  • ambur

    actually it specifically says on their store page that they aren’t a registered charity
    “Please note, that as of yet we are not a registered charity and therefore do not have the ability to grant tax receipts. Our goal is to be able to fuck both death and taxes by the end of our foundation year in October 2008.”
    http://shop.fuckdeath.org/