16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019 Globe Cinema, Calgary

Ask Dr. Ruth

United States, 2019 : Alberta Premiere
April 28 3:45 PM
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description

ASK DR. RUTH chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Sundance Film Festival 2019
HotDocs 2019

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Ryan White is an American documentary producer and director best known for his work on the Netflix series THE KEEPERS and director of the HBO movie THE CASE AGAINST 8, GOOD OL'FREDA and PELADA.

press for Ask Dr. Ruth

"[A] chipper, crowd-pleasing doc."
- Variety
"America's favorite diminutive sex therapist gets a crowd-pleasing documentary treatment that traces her life from Holocaust survivor to beloved media figure."
- The Hollywood Reporter

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details

Documentary

100 minutes

credits

Director
Ryan White

Producers
Rafael Marmor
Ryan White
Jessica Hargrave
Christopher Leggett

Executive Producer
Peggy Drexler

Director of Photography
David Paul Jacobson

Featuring
Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Official Website
askdrruthfilm.com

Facebook
/AskDrRuthFilm

Twitter
/askdrruthfilm

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