Films from the Abortion Clinic Film Collective / AgX Film Collective

Still from Raymond Rea’s film A Mile and a Half

Saturday, April 20, 2024
7:30 PM  9:00 PM
AgX Film Collective
144 Moody Street, Building 18, 2nd Floor
Waltham, MA, 02453 United States (map)

In the Abortion Clinic Film Collective series, we hear from medical directors and staff, mothers and daughters, criminal defense attorneys and advocates, about how their personal and professional lives have been affected post-Dobbs. Each portal provides a window into the broad and life-threatening ramifications of that Supreme Court decision and its devastating legacy for the health and well-being of our country.

Doors open at 7pm. Program begins at 7:30pm.

Screening will be followed by a discussion led by participating filmmaker and AgX member Raymond Rea.

Program Details (approximately 50 min total runtime):

A Mile and a Half, Ray Rea, 5.5 min

The border between North Dakota and Minnesota is physically only a narrow river but legislatively a canyon. In the sister city straddling that border a move of a mile and a half saved lives.

Contractions, Lynne Sachs, 12 min

In a place where a woman can no longer make decisions about her own body, we listen to an OB-GYN who can no longer perform abortions and a “Jane” who drives patients across state lines while a group of activists perform outside a women’s health clinic.

As Long as We Can, Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, 10.5 min

As the Arizona state supreme court hears arguments on whether to reinstate an abortion ban that originated in 1864, we glimpse into the day-to-day activities of this for-now still functioning clinic, one of just two left in the state that provides surgical abortions.

Retracing Our Steps, Kelly Gallagher, 8.5 min

A woman reflects back on her time spent assisting abortion seekers when Roe v. Wade was the law of the land.

The Longest Walk, Đoan Hoàng Curtis, 9 min

A filmmaker returns to Kentucky in the wake of its total abortion ban, to revisit the clinic – now closed – where she terminated a pregnancy that resulted from her assault at age 13. She reaches out to the male classmate who witnessed the aftermath of her assault decades earlier.

We Are About to Commit a Felony, Sasha Waters, 4 min

Arson at a Planned Parenthood and the closing of a community clinic endanger the lives of women in Knoxville, TN. A teaching doctor reflects on what the post-Dobbs world means for her patients and her students, who are the next generation of reproductive care workers.

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