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      Special Screening: "Ask Dr. Ruth" at 7:30 p.m. in Carbondale

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      May 5, 2019

      Sunday   7:30 PM

      418 South Illinois Avenue
      Carbondale, Illinois 62901

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      Special Screening: "Ask Dr. Ruth" at 7:30 p.m.

      The 2019 Sundance Film Festival favorite “Ask Dr. Ruth” will be screened at The Varsity at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5. “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. “Maybe we don’t look at Dr. Ruth and impose the weight of the world on her slight shoulders in the way we do with Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” reports Entertainment Weekly. “Still, ‘Ask Dr. Ruth’ has no trouble arguing that this spirited immigrant, who has happily played up her own person for humor and silliness, has had a tangible impact that goes well beyond the punchlines or the explicit individualized advice.” The film runs 1 hour and 40 minutes and is not rated. Watch the official trailer here: Tickets are $10 and are available in advance at Eventbrite. Tickets also will be available at the venue when doors open. Tickets are not available in advance at the venue. Doors and the Varsity Bar open 30 minutes before showtimes. The Varsity is downtown Carbondale at 418 S. Illinois Ave. Go to or to keep up with all upcoming events.

      Categories: Film

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