4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days: The Importance of Choice

With the recent challenges to abortion laws and availability in the United States, we cannot forget the importance of having access to safe, legal abortions. What women must suffer through to procure an illegal abortion is appalling, and is wonderfully depicted in the 2007 Romanian film 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days, directed by Cristian Mungiu. The films follows Otilia (Anamaria Marinca), a young woman who helps her roommate Gabita (Laura Vasiliu) procure an illegal abortion from a man named Bebe (Vlad Ivanov) during Nicolae Ceausescu’s Communist regime. Read More 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days: The Importance of Choice

We Try It! Movie: Dumplings

I recently watched a really strange horror film called Dumplings. The movie is all about women, abortion, the pressure women feel to look young, and because this is horror it’s also about cannibalism.  Dumplings can be found on Netflix instant in two different forms, as the 40 minute short film in “3 Extremes” and as a 90 minute feature length film.  The longer version answers a lot of questions a viewer might have after seeing the shorter film and fills in some important gaps, but the 40 minute version works fine as well. Read More We Try It! Movie: Dumplings