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HOW TO DIE IN OREGON

Sat, Feb 19, 2011
at 5:30 PM (WH)
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Sun, Feb 20, 2011
at 9:30 AM (B1)
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Mon, Feb 21, 2011
at 7:30 PM (B1)
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HOW TO DIE IN OREGON

DIRECTOR: Peter D. Richardson - UNITED STATES

“From its opening scene, where a terminally ill cancer patient takes a lethal dose of Seconal and literally dies on camera, it becomes shockingly clear that this is a special 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. Richardson gently enters the lives of the terminally ill as they consider whether—and when—to end their lives by lethal overdose, examining 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.”—Sundance Film Festival. (107 mins.)

Selected Filmography: Clear Cut: The Story of Philomath, Oregon (06).

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