MOVIE OF THE WEEK Nov 25, 2022: LAST FLIGHT HOME

Documentaries don’t get much more intimate than Ondi Timoner’s deeply personal Last Flight Home, which captures the last few weeks of her father Eli’s life before he chooses to end it through physician-assisted suicide. As Eli’s family gathers to bid him farewell and help each other through this heartwrenching transition, they celebrate his memorable life and their enduring love for him, as well as wrestle with their feelings about the decision he’s made.

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LAST FLIGHT HOME – Review by Liz Whittemore

Director Ondi Timoner captures her father Eli Timoner’s final wish; to end his life on his terms. Eli spent his life as a hugely successful entrepreneur and creator of Air Florida until a stroke and subsequent accident paralyzed him, and the board pushed him into early retirement. After forty years of struggling and pain, Eli expresses his desire to die.

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