Wednesday, January 20, 2010

12th & Delaware

Showing at Sundance: 12th & Delaware, directed by Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing

A little confused by the poster—what is that shadow? Is it a straight-up sonogram, or altered in some way?

Synopsis from the Sundance website:

On an unassuming corner in Fort Pierce, Florida, it’s easy to miss the insidious war that’s raging. But on each side of 12th and Delaware, soldiers stand locked in a passionate battle. On one side of the street sits an abortion clinic. On the other, a pro-life outfit often mistaken for the clinic it seeks to shut down.

Using skillful cinema-vérité observation that allows us to draw our own conclusions, Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing, the directors of Jesus Camp, expose the molten core of America’s most intractable conflict. As the pro-life volunteers paint a terrifying portrait of abortion to their clients, across the street, the staff members at the clinic fear for their doctors' lives and fiercely protect the right of their clients to choose. Shot in the year when abortion provider Dr. George Tiller was murdered in his church, the film makes these fears palpable. Meanwhile, women in need become pawns in a vicious ideological war with no end in sight.

You can become a Facebook fan of the movie here. There is a trailer on the Sundance website linked above, but nothing embeddable, so here is an interview with Grady and Ewing:

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