Citizen Ruth
Filmfest 2015

German Age Rating

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In this satirical look at a controversial issue, unfit mother of four Ruth Stoops discovers while in jail that she's pregnant again. The judge charges her with endangering the fetus, but tells her he'll reduce the charges if she has an abortion. When word of this gets out, Ruth's caught in the middle of a tug-of-war between anti-abortion and abortion rights activists who want to use Ruth to get their messages across. Miramax

...that's what satire is for: To take reality and extend it to absurdity.
Roger Ebert, April, 1997

Filmmakers Live with director Alexander Payne

tags: Women, Society, Comedy, Feature film

Cast: Laura Dern, Swoosie Kurtz, Kurtwood Smith, Mary Kay Place, Kelly Preston


Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor

Director of Photography: James Glennon

Film Editor: Kevin Tent

Composer: Rolfe Kent

Production Designer: Jane Ann Stewart

Costume Design: Tom McKinley

Sound: Tim Gomillion

Producer: Cary Woods, Cathy Konrad

Production Company: Independent Pictures

Co-Producer: Andrew Stone

World Sales: Park Circus Ltd.

Director: Alexander Payne