Ask Dr. Ruth

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USA | 2019 | 100 minutes | Ryan White

Opens May 3, 2019

Has anyone had a more pronounced effect on public understanding of human sexuality than Dr. Ruth Westheimer? As she approaches her 90th birthday, Ask Dr. Ruth captures Westheimer still displaying a restlessness that belies her age, as she continues to work, making appearances and bringing a verve and energy to her no-nonsense approach to demystifying sex for audiences that can't get enough of her.

Documentary filmmaker Ryan White (The Case Against 8) trains his camera on the living legend that is Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a holocaust survivor who became America's preeminent sex therapist, landing in homes via her long-running 80s radio show Sexually Speaking, multiple television programs, and as the author of dozens of books on human sexuality. Despite all these prior points of contact, Ask Dr. Ruth provides perhaps the most intimate window into Westheimer's world to date, containing revealing interviews with her family, detailing her history of activism, and bearing witness as she grapples with the news of her parent's fates in the concentration camps that she escaped in her youth.

  • Director: Ryan White
  • Principal Cast: Ruth Westheimer
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2019
  • Running Time: 100 minutes
  • Producer: Jessica Hargrave, Chris Leggett, Rafael Marmor, Ryan White
  • Cinematographers: David Paul Jacobson
  • Language: English