INTO THE NIGHT features men and women of uncommon eloquence and intelligence who are grappling with these questions. For them, death is no longer an abstraction far off in the future. It is real. They come from all walks of life, all ages, dying and healthy, believers and unbelievers, well known and obscure. These are people who have been shocked into mortality and are forever changed. They have stories to tell, and we can learn from them.
The film is loosely structured according to the stages of grief. Interspersed throughout this poetic documentary are interviews with a cemetery owner, a phantom limb patient and an author of a book about evidence for life after death. Phantom Limb reminds viewers that while grief is painful and isolating, it is a reminder to each of us that life is impermanent.