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Directed by Martha Shane & Lana Wilson

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Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in 2009, only four doctors in America openly perform third-trimester abortions. AFTER TILLER is an absorbing, moving, and enlightening look at the lives of these four remarkable individuals.

Oscilloscope Laboratories



Click here to read Dorothy J. Samuels’ “Taking Note” blog on AFTER TILLER in The New York Times

“Terrific, deeply thoughtful.”
– Aaron Hillis, Village Voice

“As a whole (this) wrenching, humane film is as convincing a brief as I can imagine in favor of that most controversial of all pregnancy-terminating procedures. The film is warm and scrupulous… With great tact… the directors introduce us to patients and allow us to eavesdrop on their stories. This is a rare intimacy.”
– Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

“At one point Dr. Robinson and a colleague disagree about whether to help a young woman end her pregnancy… their exchange is one of the most illuminating discussions I have seen about the complicated reality of abortion. AFTER TILLER is impressive… a valuable contribution to a public argument that is unlikely to end anytime soon.”
– A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“Takes a vote for sanity. Riveting.” – Karen Durbin, Elle              

“One of the most powerful, rational films… An emotional, intelligent plea for compassion and tolerance on all sides of one of the most divisive issues in the world right now. (The film) is utterly essential in illuminating the morally complicated, often-unexplained facts.”

– Mary Elizabeth Williams,

“Humanizing. Ground-breaking.” – Sara Stewart, New York Post

“Gets to the powerfully complex core of an issue that is widely misunderstood.”
– Steve Dollar, The Wall Street Journal

“A rare feat…a calm, humanist documentary about a hot-button topic. Well contextualized and sensitively shot with extraordinary access, the pic reflects the personal, moral and ethical struggles of the doctors as well as their patients, and deserves the widest possible audience.”
– Alissa Simon, Variety

“Whether one is pro-life, pro-choice or without an opinion on the issue, AFTER TILLER provides personal insight into a heart-wrenching, complex reality. The film does not pretend to be an answer to the abortion controversy but rather a presentation of the people who are demonized, correctly or incorrectly, for their actions."
– Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter
“Intimate and heartfelt…Brings an emotional clarity to an issue in which every nuanced turn of phrase has been made politically complicated.”

– Mark Olsen, The Los Angeles Times
“Extraordinarily compassionate and thought-provoking…An important film that looks unblinkingly at an important subject."

– Jason Bailey, Flavorwire

“One of the most courageous pieces of filmmaking I’ve ever seen. The film takes the issue out of pulpit/talk show screaming-match format and engages viewers hearts and minds, reminding us why we need to make and watch documentary films at all.”
– Susan Gerhard, Fandor

“[Voices] complex sentiments too rarely heard on either side of such a polarizing issue.”
– Sam Adams, The Onion

“Presents its extremely divisive and controversial subject matter with remarkable sensitivity…Admirably explores the fine nuances and specifics of these physicians’ lives and the difficult decisions that they and their patients make. It may not make for the most sensationalistic account of the issue, but it’s probably one of the most humanistic.”
– Anthony Kaufman, Screen International





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AFTER TILLER: Q & A with filmmakers Martha Shane & Lana Wilson (September 20, 2013)