Made-for-TV documentaries of pop culture figures are all the rage these days, so it should be no surprise that Dr. Ruth Westheimer now gets hers in Ask Dr. Ruth, a better-than-average memoir of the 90-year-old Holocaust survivor cum sex therapist. Sorry, couldn’t resist.
Coincidentally, Ask Dr. Ruth uses animation to color in the missing bits and pieces of Westheimer’s past. A hybrid of animation and documentary that Liyana uses to full effect. Though Liyana has been making the festival and theatrical rounds for almost two years now, there will be a special screening on May 11 at the Boulder Public Library’s Main Branch to help raise funds for the Akpe Cultural Center in Ghana.