Kaye’s abortion Documentry open October

Tony-Kaye.jpgIt seems that abortion is a topic that can never be mentioned without people having to state their opinion on the matter. Director Tony Kaye has been filming Lake of Fire, a documentary over the past 16 years on the many different sides of this subject, and now, it is set to be released in October of this year. The good people over at yahoo.com give us this:

Indie distributor ThinkFilm has picked up worldwide rights to the provocative, graphic abortion documentary “Lake of Fire,” the first feature from director Tony Kaye since 1998’s “American History X.”

The 2-1/2-hour feature takes a stark look at all sides of the abortion debate, including footage of procedures, the killings of doctors who have performed them and interviews with such people as Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry..Kaye said he will present the film at advance screenings. “I want to take it to the Bible Belt, to Pensacola (Fla.), where all the (doctor) killings took place, to high schools, to universities,” he said. “I felt we needed a film that explored abortion in an unbiased, mathematical, scientific kind of way.”

Kaye made this movie over the course of 16 years for about 6 million dollars. He wrote, directed, produced and shot this all himself. The film is black and white, interesting choice for a subject with so many grey areas.

This film will no doubt have a LOT of debate when it comes out. It already has people praising it for the even portrayal from both sides of the picket line. Here is one comment on the film:

What is so provocative about ‘Lake of Fire’ is not that it refuses to take a point of view on abortion but the way it shows how we are victimized by a sense that what we believe is more important than what others believe,” said Mark Urman, head of U.S. theatrical at ThinkFilm. “It’s an illness that plagues our society, and the result of people acting on a sense that they are right and others are wrong can be seen in the Middle East, in Africa and many other places.”

I tend to agree, and it would be nice to see a film that doesn’t just show the two sides saying they are right and the other is wrong. John Campea mentioned that very sentiment in his earlier post on this film.

Kaye is known as a “quirky guy” TMB just reported recently that he’s having his first commercial film since American History X back in 1998, when he went a little squirrelly after production. But odd or not this guy has picked a subject and is inviting us to consider maturely, with all of the fact, what we think. Kaye is also seeking out bible belt areas to have screenings of this film with discussions afterwards, he wants this talked about it rationally with people who have been know to be irrational in the past.

I couldn’t agree more with his approach, if this is as unbiased as it is being touted as it will be a great contribution to film and to society.

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