October 17 only

Representatives from the ACCESS Reproductive Justice & San Francisco Women’s Political Committee will be participate in a discussion after the screening.

“Personal, timely & brimming with ideas, overflowing with pain. There are timely films and then there is Cynthia Lowen’s BATTLEGROUND.”
Kate Erbland, Indiewire

People at a Reproductive Rights rally in D.C. holding pro-choice signs above their heads.

‘Battleground” shows how we have alarmingly and startlingly arrived at the end of Roe, when 7 in 10 Americans support access to abortion and 1 in 4 women will terminate a pregnancy.

It is the story of how a minority of people are manipulating the levers of power to subvert our democracy and advance their agenda against the will of the majority. While the film depicts the clash of abortion and politics in America, it is really about the erosion of our democratic systems and the disintegration of the separation between church and state.

The team behind this film is unwilling to accept an America where women’s lives are gambled with for political gain. If people do not understand the motivations and machinations that have created this situation, we will be unable to change it. That means fostering civic engagement at all levels, shifting culture, engaging the next generation with the same vigor as the anti-abortion movement is and exposing the detrimental outcomes when reproductive rights are politicized.

Who are anti-abortion people? What are they driven by, how do they operate and what are their goals? ‘Battleground’ gets inside the anti-abortion movement as never seen before to answer these questions, with many surprises: they are women, young people, even Democrats. With close access, the film shows how the anti-choice movement is strategizing and organizing, and their determination to overturn Roe at any cost. As their power and influence propels the Supreme Court sharply right, and states race to enact unconstitutional abortion bans, the film also depicts those on the front lines of the fierce fight to maintain access.

“With the Supreme Court’s recent anti-abortion ruling, the doc is poised to become an instruction manual for mobilizing the pro-choice movement.” – Addie Morfoot, Variety

“A truly eye-opening glimpse into a remarkably focused group” – Elizabeth Weitzman, The Wrap

“A powerful wake up call that answers the question millions of Americans are asking right now: how have we arrived at this unimaginable turning point?” – Women and Hollywood


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