Last Chance: See Final Film in Port Jeff Doc Series

How to Die in Oregon focuses on patients who chose legal physician-assisted suicide in that state.

The last movie in the is How to Die in Oregon by Peter Richardson about the lives of terminally ill patients in Oregon who decide to take their own lives in legal physician-assisted suicide.

According to the movie's synopsis, in 1994, Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide by a fatal dose of barbiturate, if two physicians diagnose a patient as having less than six month to live.

"In How to Die in Oregon, filmmaker Peter Richardson gently enters the lives of the terminally ill as they consider whether – and when – to end their lives by lethal overdose," the site says. "Richardson examines both sides of this complex, emotionally charged issue. What emerges is a life-affirming, staggeringly powerful portrait of what it means to die with dignity."

The film will be shown at on Monday night at 7 p.m. The guest speaker at the screening will be Fran Schindler, from the Final Exit Speaker’s Bureau. Tickets are $5 at the door.


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