01/28/2012 03:13 EST | Updated 03/29/2012 05:12 EDT

Gordon Sheppard or The Art of Dying Well

Montreal filmmaker Francine Pelletier followed Gordon Sheppard during the final year of his life.

Sheppard, a writer/photographer/artist, gives Pelletier intimate access during his final days.

The resulting documentary – Gordon Sheppard or The Art Of Dying Well – plays this weekend at Montreal's Excentris theatre.