Thursday, October 22 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Diane Rehm, director Joe Fab, and producer Diane Naughton will discuss the documentary When My Time Comes.

This virtual event is a part of the 2020 Virginia Film Festival. For more information about how to screen the film (available on demand October 21–25) and the virtual discussion (October 22 at 5:30 PM), visit the Film Festival website here.

Join us, the Virginia Film Festival, the Virginia Festival of the Book, and the UVA Bookstore for a virtual screening and discussion of the documentary When My Time Comes. 

About the Film: After the death of her beloved husband John Rehm, Peabody-award winner Diane Rehm began to examine the option of medical aid in dying. After a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, Diane’s late husband sought medical assistance in dying but found it was not a legal option where they lived. Interweaving the Rehms’ experience with those of other patients and families across the U.S. and expert opinion, this documentary feature offers a moving and informative examination of the right to die movement and the facts and the misinformation surrounding this controversial practice.

A discussion with director Joe Fab, producer Diane Naughton, and subject Diane Rehm, moderated by Jim Childress, will occur live via Zoom on Thursday, October 22, at 5:30 PM. A private link to register for the live Zoom conversation will be emailed to all passholders and patrons who unlock this event prior to the scheduled conversation. For more information, visit

When My Time Comes VAFF

Read the Book! Order Your Copy Below

Shop local and support your community bookstore. Order your copy of When My Time Comes by Diane Rehm from New Dominion Bookshop by filling out the contact form below. We will give you a call when your book is ready, and you will be able to pay for your order over the phone at that time. The cost of the book is $25.95 plus tax.

We are currently offering curbside pickup, local delivery (available for free within 8 miles of the shop), and shipping (normal rates apply). We are also open for limited browsing.


This event is supported by New Dominion Bookshop, the UVA Bookstore, and the Virginia Festival of the Book and is part of the Spotlight on Virginia Filmmaking presented by the Virginia Film Office.