PUTNEY -- Next Stage Arts will present a special screening of the film "After Tiller" on Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m. Filmmaker Lana Wilson will be in attendance for a Q&A session following the film. There is a suggested donation at the door of $10, $5 for students.
"After Tiller" is a feature-length documentary film that goes inside the lives of the last four doctors in America who openly provide third-trimester abortions.
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 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. More information is available at aftertillermovie.