The title “Reversing Roe” may be unsettling (if not a bit alarmist), but the possibility of a Roe V. Wade reversal unfortunately became very real once Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the United States Supreme Court in June. Just in time, the Oscar-nominated director/producer team Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern (“The Devil Came on Horseback”) have teamed up once again for a look back at the landmark Supreme Court decision, and the factors that led to the current political climate — and its threat to reproductive rights.
Taking a somewhat neutral approach to its controversial subject matter, “Reversing Roe” aims to help audiences understand what’s at stake if Roe V. Wade were to be overturned, and uncover the motivations of both sides. In his B-grade review of the film, IndieWire’s David Ehrlich wrote that the film “sharply dissects the process by which abortion soured from a private medical issue to a public political one.”
“Reversing Roe” premiered at the Telluride Film Festival this week ahead of its international Netflix release on September 13, a couple of months ahead of the midterm elections. It is executive produced by Eva Longoria. Check out the trailer for “Reversing Roe” below.