Jun 23, 2021
Virginia Film Festival

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – June 8, 2021– The Virginia Film Festival is partnering with The Paramount Theater to present a special screening of the documentary When My Time Comes, followed by a conversation with the film’s subject, Peabody award-winning journalist and longtime NPR host Diane Rehm; its award-winning director, Joe Fab; and executive producer Diane Naughton. The screening will take place on Thursday, July 15 at 7:00 PM at The Paramount Theater.

When My Time Comes chronicles Diane Rehm’s exploration into the right-to-die movement in this country.  Spurred on by the death of her husband, Diane crosses the country to take an in-depth look at medical aid in dying. She speaks to people on all sides of the issue, uncovering the pros and cons, and the facts and the myths surrounding this controversial practice that is now legal in ten states and the District of Columbia. The result is an eye-opening documentary sure to provoke strong reactions and thoughtful conversations among viewers.

Diane Rehm will be joined for the post-film discussion with the film’s director Joe Fab and executive producer Diane Naughton. Rehm will also be signing copies of When My Time Comes, the companion book to the documentary, in The Paramount Theater’s Ballroom following the event.  Copies of When My Time Comes can be purchased on site in the main lobby prior to and after the screening. Thank you to New Dominion Bookshop for their support of the book sales and signing.

Tickets for the screening are $20.00 and will go on sale to the general public at 10:00 AM on Friday, June 11 at theparamount.net and in person at The Paramount’s box office, open Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM as well as one hour before events.

Diane Rehm is a Peabody-award winning journalist with over four decades on NPR as the host of the Diane Rehm Show. She has received numerous awards, including the National Humanities Award presented by President Obama. She currently hosts the podcast On My Mind and is the author of When My Time Comes, a companion book to the documentary (Knopf February 2020). This is her first film.

Joe Fab is an Emmy-nominated producer, director, and writer with over four decades of experience in film and video production, media, and communications. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America, the International Documentary Association, and Women in Film and Video (DC), and is well known for co-directing HBO’s Paper Clips and for producing the premiere presentation of Amazing Peace – a poem by Dr. Maya Angelou – performed by the author. His latest documentary – When My Time Comes, featuring NPR’s Diane Rehm – screened in last year’s Virginia Film Festival and aired on PBS in Spring 2021. Fab’s skill and sensitivity in storytelling have earned broad recognition, including the prestigious Christopher Award for achievements in media that “affirm the highest values of the human spirit.” He is returning this year as the Guest Programmer of the Shorts Series for the 2021 Virginia Film Festival.

Diane Naughton is a journalist and filmmaker. When My Time Comes is her first feature film as an executive producer. She was a partner in two film production companies, ATO Pictures and Cavalier Films, and sits on the Board of the Virginia Film Festival.

The 34th annual Virginia Film Festival will be held on October 27-31, 2021. For more information, visit virginiafilmfestival.org. 

The Virginia Film Festival is a program of the University of Virginia and the Office of the Provost and Vice Provost for the Arts.