(Martha Shane, Lana Wilson, USA). 88 minutes. Rating: NNNN In this excellent, eye- opening film, Martha Shane and Lana Wilson track how doctors working in three U. S. clinics that perform third-trimester abortions face their decisions, the hysterical opposition to their trade and the threats against their lives.
The directors don’t shy away from the ethical dilemmas. In one sequence, New Mexico’s Susan Robinson says no to a woman pleading for the procedure. In another, Shelley Sella laments her task in ending what she admits is a life.
The title of the film refers to George Tiller, a physician assassinated by anti- choice fanatics. The doctors depicted here are determined to continue his work, but the essence of this pic isn’t their bravery but their profound compassion. SGC May 1, 9 pm, Isabel Bader Theatre; May 2, 3 pm, TIFF Bell Lightbox 1; May 5, 2 pm, TIFF Bell Lightbox 1.