First show: October 18
SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE! FILMMAKER MARTHA SHANE IN PERSON FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY! Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in May 2009, there are only four American doctors left who openly provide third-trimester abortions. After Tiller paints a complex, compassionate portrait of these physicians—Dr. LeRoy Carhart, Dr. Warren Hern, Dr. Susan Robinson and Dr. Shelley Sella—who have become the new number-one targets of the anti-abortion movement, yet continue to risk their lives every day to do work that many believe is murder, but which they believe is profoundly important for their patients’ lives. The film weaves together revealing, in-depth interviews with the doctors with intimate vérité scenes from their lives and inside their clinics, where they counsel and care for their anxious, vulnerable patients at an important crossroads in their lives. By sharing the moving stories of several of these patients, AFTER TILLER illuminates the experiences of women who seek late abortions and the reasons why they do so. Dirs: Martha Shane and Lana Wilson. 2013.
Opening Night Tickets are $11 with one dollar of every ticket sold going to benifit Exhale
Exhale is a national leader in shaping discussions about personal experiences with abortion. An Oakland-based nonprofit organization created by and for women who have had abortions, Exhale founded the Pro-Voice Movement to create space for listening and sharing personal abortion stories without a political agenda. The pro-voice movement is shifting the culture around abortion from one of stigma and shame to one of support and respect.
After Tiller: Upcoming Showtimes