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Ask Dr. Ruth – 4:00pm

October 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:41 pm


Ask Dr. Ruth

Directed by: Ryan White
With: Ruth Westheimer, Susan Brown, Jonathan Capehart, Leora Einleger
Documentary/Biography | 14A for sexual language | 100 min. | USA

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Thursday, October 24 – 4:00 pm
Sunday, October 27 – 1:30 pm


“A long-overdue bio-doc that, in its spirited way, is as affirming as last year’s paean to another important octogenarian Ruth, RBG.” – Robert Abele, TheWrap


“Whether it’s Ruth reflecting on the details of her three marriages with her characteristic frankness or her family unpacking her political stances, it offers up insight into a woman who helped so many others truly know themselves.” – Maureen Lee Lenker, Entertainment Weekly


“America’s favorite nonagenarian sex therapist, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, entertains and educates America in this delightful documentary.” – Tim Appelo, AARP Movies for Grownups


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, this remarkable woman revisits her painful past and the unlikely path that led to a career which placed her at the forefront of the sexual revolution.


1 Win, 2 Nominations:
Won – Audience Award, Best Documentary Feature, Calgary Underground Film Festival, 2019
Nominated – Audience Award, Best Documentary, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 2019
Nominated – Best Documentary, Miami Film Festival, 2019



October 24, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:41 pm


Barrie Film Festival


Uptown Theatre
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Barrie, Ontario L4N 1A3 Canada
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