Tough Choices

In 2009, Dr. George Tiller, one of only a handful of doctors in the country who performed late-term abortions, was fatally shot while at-tending church services in his home town of Wichita, Kansas. Tonight, Physicians for Human Rights Colorado is partnering with the Sie FilmCenter to present After Tiller, a 2013 documentary that explores the dangerous existence led by Tiller and doctors like him, as well as the complex situations and ethical struggles of the patients who receive the third-trimester procedure.

“Whether you’re pro-choice or pro-life, the film takes a look at this as more than just a political issue,” explains Ernie Quiroz, programming director for the Sie. “It’s about how these doctors interact with their patients and how these women are in a position of making a very hard decision.” Featured at Sundance in 2013 — and a 2014 nominee for the Independent Spirit Awards — After Tiller has been championed as a film that, rather than taking sides, offers an empathetic perspective on all parties involved.

After Tiller screens at 7 p.m. at the Sie, 2510 East Colfax Avenue. Tickets are $7 to $10 and can be purchased at the box office, by calling 303-595-3456 or via denverfilm.org. This is a one-night-only showing.
Mon., May 19, 7 p.m., 2014

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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