Leona's Sister Gerri

  • 1994
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Documentary

In 1973, a gruesome photograph of a dead woman -- the victim of a botched abortion -- appeared in Ms. magazine and helped to galvanize the pro-choice movement. Jane Gillooly's earnest documentary seeks to reconstruct the life of that woman, the titular Gerri, through interviews, footage and family photographs. It's a grim tale, but it's sensitively told...read more

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In 1973, a gruesome photograph of a dead woman -- the victim of a botched abortion -- appeared in Ms. magazine and helped to galvanize the pro-choice movement. Jane Gillooly's earnest documentary seeks to reconstruct the life of that woman, the titular Gerri,

through interviews, footage and family photographs. It's a grim tale, but it's sensitively told and blessedly free of preaching.

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  • Released: 1994
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: In 1973, a gruesome photograph of a dead woman -- the victim of a botched abortion -- appeared in Ms. magazine and helped to galvanize the pro-choice movement. Jane Gillooly's earnest documentary seeks to reconstruct the life of that woman, the titular Ger… (more)

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