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Reversing Roe


Arclight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90028

About the Screening

Forty-five years after it revolutionized abortion law in America, the landmark 1973 US Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade is once again at a crossroads. In their timely new documentary Reversing Roe, filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (The Devil Came on Horseback, Marathon: The Patriot's Day Bombing) present a deeply illuminating look of the state of abortion and women’s rights in America. The film offers candid and riveting interviews with key figures from both sides of the divide, among them doctors Colleen McNicholas and Curtis Boyd; feminist icon Gloria Steinem; Operation Rescue president Troy Newman; and National Right to Life president Carol Tobias.

Intense and unflinching in its commitment to telling the whole story, Reversing Roe provides a gripping look at what’s happening on the ground in 2018. Drawing from a wealth of historical footage, it charts the period leading up to the Roe decision—and documents the opposition that has followed ever since.

Regardless of where you stand on the issue of abortion, Reversing Roe is essential viewing to understand how the country got here—and where it may be going.

Includes a post-film conversation with Director/Producers Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern.

Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern are well known for producing and creating critically acclaimed documentaries, series and branded content, and are sought after for their experience in directing dynamic personal journeys close to home, as well as mounting large international productions in challenging locations. Accomplished writers and directors, Ricki and Annie are the leading creative forces behind Break Thru Film’s productions and are known for crafting deft and cinematic journeys through unexpected territory. Each project tracks new landscape – from criminal injustice in the American South, to Darfur, to stand-up comedy and celebrity culture – but all are centered on unforgettable people and their defining experiences.

Their newest film Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing, produced in partnership with the Boston Globe, premiered on HBO in November 2016 and explores the events of April 15, 2013 and the long-term impact of terrorism on survivors as they face the challenge of recovery. Other recent films include the Emmy nominated Burma Soldier (HBO 2011) which tells the story of a former junta member and Burmese soldier who risks everything to become a pro-democracy activist. Burma Soldier was nominated for a 2011 Irish Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary, and premiered as a centerpiece screening at the 2011 Full Frame Festival in North Carolina, where Ricki and Annie received the 2011 Career Achievement Award. Other recent productions include a two hour special for The History Channel, and they are expanding their work into multi-part series and commercial projects, including shorts for Kenneth Cole and others.

Director(s): Annie Sundberg, Ricki Stern