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Video Showing: "If These Walls Could Talk"
Date Tuesday January 15
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Revolution Books
2425 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorReiko
Emailrevolutionbooks [at] sbcglobal.net
Phone510-848-1196
Video Showing: "If These Walls Could Talk" (1996)

"If These Walls Could Talk" is a bold and provocative examination of how the laws and attitudes about abortion in the United States have both changed drastically and remained so much the same.

Three women, three time periods, one house: each finds herself in trouble and must face the overwhelming decision about what to do with the unwanted pregnancy. The first segment is the most powerful, featuring Demi Moore as a young, recently widowed nurse in 1952. With no one to turn to and limited financial means, her options are few. Catherine Keener costars as her harshly judgmental sister-in-law. The next piece occurs in 1974, as Sissy Spacek, a mother of four who is trying to earn a college degree, discovers she's pregnant with her fifth child. Her utterly modern feminist daughter encourages Spacek to get a newly legal abortion, but it's a complex decision. In the final segment, college student Anne Heche becomes pregnant by her married professor. Her best friend, played by Jada Pinkett, is resolutely against abortion and the two wrangle over right and wrong. As the young woman tries to learn about her options, she finds herself enmeshed in the pro-life demonstrations outside the abortion clinic. Cher, who directs this segment (the other two are directed by Nancy Savoca), costars as a doctor at the clinic.

Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 8 nominations
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