Tuesday, May 29 @ 7:00 PM | The City Library – Salt Lake City
Directed by Peter Richardson
107 min | 2011 | USA
**Post-screening Q+A via Skype with director Peter Richardson
In 1994, Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. As a result, any individual whom two physicians diagnose as having less than six months to live can lawfully request a fatal dose of barbiturate to end his or her life. Filmmaker Peter Richardson gently enters the lives of the terminally ill as they consider whether—and when—to end their lives by lethal overdose. Richardson examines both sides of this complex, emotionally charged issue. What emerges is a life-affirming, staggeringly powerful portrait of what it means to die with dignity.
Winner, Grand Jury Prize Documentary – 2011 Sundance Film Festival
Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights – 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival