Each month we bring a new documentary to screen at the historic Hollywood Theatre, paired with a workshop here @ NW Documentary. Next up is director Peter Richardson’s How to Die in Oregon – winner of the Grand Jury Prize @ the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. We’ll screen the film at The Hollywood Theatre on 2/15, then have director Peter Richardson & editor Greg Snider @ NW Doc on 2/18 for an afternoon workshop. They will discuss the making of the film — from research & editing to film festival strategies & distribution.
About the film: 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. Since 1994, more than 500 Oregonians have taken their mortality into their own hands. In How to Die in Oregon, 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.
Wed., 2/15; 7pm
@ The Hollywood Theatre
FREE *Q&A afterwards with the film’s director & editor.
Sat., 2/18; 1-2:30pm
@ NW Documentary, 115 SW Ash #420
$15 NW Doc & Hollywood members / $30 non-members
Register here: nwdocumentary.org/education/registration