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The Ryder Film Series Presents
Ask Dr. Ruth
Size Doesn't Matter
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7:00PM
114 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Enjoy this film and 2 more with an All-Day Pass ($15). Prices for both the pass and the individual screening will increase on the day of the show.
Size doesn’t matter, indeed. Don’t let her small stature fool you. Standing at under five feet tall, Dr. Ruth Westheimer is a force. She survived the Holocaust and lost her entire family, then went on to completely transform the way America talked about sex (and particularly women’s sexual pleasure). At 90 years old, she hasn’t stopped working – and still promises the best sex you’ve ever had if you listen to her.
Filmmaker Ryan White captures Dr. Ruth’s exuberant and snappy personality as she hopscotches from speaking engagements to TV and radio appearances. Her infectious energy is colored with an almost arresting openness that is joyous and nonjudgmental, and the affable rapport between filmmaker and subject is a welcome source of laughter. Alongside her optimism, however, are storybook-like animations that bring Dr. Ruth’s childhood as an orphan of the Holocaust to life. The tragic loss of being separated from her parents and never seeing them again shaped how she would embrace the world. The film is an inspiring and entertaining portrait of a trailblazer that reveals the darkness Dr. Ruth emerged from to bring light to so many people.
Doors will open at 6:30pm for this General Admission event. The film runs 100 minutes and is not rated. It does contain explicit sexual language. Sponsored by Hive and Needmore Coffee Roasters. Please note that Ryder semester film passes will not be accepted for this screening.
Other films showing this day as part of the Ryder's HEROES, ICONS, DISRUPTERS series are Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict at 2pm and Colette at 4:15.