Grandma

Director: Paul Weitz Run Time: 79 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2015

Starring: Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Judy Greer, Laverne Cox, Sam Elliott, Marcia Gay Harden

Planned Parenthood of New York City, in collaboration with Nitehawk, is excited to present a screening to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that legalized abortion in the United States. While abortion may be legal, it remains largely inaccessible for many people. Please join us for a program that highlights the challenges people face while accessing abortion care, and the importance of nuanced portrayals of such in pop culture.

In Grandma, self-described misanthrope Elle Reid has her protective bubble burst when her 18-year-old granddaughter, Sage, shows up needing help. The two of them go on a day-long journey that causes Elle to come to terms with her past and Sage to confront her future.

Also part of the program will be video testimonies from the No Choice series produced by Bill Moyers.

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