Ruth Westheimer, known as Dr. Ruth, is still an irrepressible figure at the age of 90. Documentarian Ryan White gives center stage to his subject and allows her to tell the remarkable story of how she went from a “Holocaust orphan” to a popular radio and television sex therapist. Part of the Kindertransport program, she grew up in a Swiss orphanage, emigrated to Israel where she trained to be a sniper in the army, studied at the Sorbonne and eventually earned a doctorate in Sex Therapy and Relationship Counseling. Ask Dr. Ruth is a satisfying portrait of an endearing subject and her unlikely path to the forefront of the sexual revolution.
Nominated for documentary awards: Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival 2019
and Miami Film Festival 2019.
Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center
130 Center Street, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568