Ask Dr. Ruth


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, May 31, 2019 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Jun 1, 2019 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Jun 3, 2019 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Jun 4, 2019 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Jun 5, 2019 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Documentary Feature
Release Year:2019
Run Time:100 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ryan White


“Ask Dr. Ruth” chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist.

With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality.

As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution.

Ryan White is the director of “Ask Dr. Ruth”. Most recently, White directed “The Keepers”, a 7-part Emmy-nominated documentary series for Netflix, and HBO's “The Case Against 8”, which won the Directing Award at Sundance and was shortlisted for the Academy Award. White's additional films include “Serena”, “Good Ol’ Freda” and “Pelada”.

“Deeply satisfying. Westheimer is so delightfully vibrant that watching her talk couldn’t be more fun.” — Josh Modell, AV Club

“A crowd-pleaser. Dr. Ruth is totally the Ruth Bader Ginsburg of sex.” — Daniel Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter

“A remarkably inspirational film.” — Andrew Parker, The Gate

“Poignant.” — Peter Keough, The Boston Globe