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Plays with Feature Film: Preconceived
Sunday, June 16
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Landmark E-Street Cinema

555 11th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

As Long As We Can


Kristy Guevara-Flanagan


Helena Rodriguez, Cecilia Albertini, Kristy Guevara-Flanagan


Helki Frantzen

As the Arizona Supreme Court argues on whether to reinstate an abortion ban that originated in 1864, As Long As We Can offers a glimpse into the day-to-day activities of this, for now, still functioning clinic.

Since the overturn of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2022, abortion policies and reproductive rights have been transferred to the hands of each state. Dozens of clinics across 15 states have been forced to stop offering abortions with no providers currently offering abortions in 14 states. As state courts rush to make decisions and clinicians and patients struggle to understand what is legal, the country has been thrown into chaos.

As Long As We Can reflects a post-Dobbs reality and its ripple effects on the health of our country.

Director, As Long As We Can

Kristy Guevara-Flanagan is a professor at UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film and Television, where she holds the MFA Documentary concentration. She has been making documentary films that focus on gender and representation for nearly two decades, starting with an experimental film about a blow-up doll. Her first feature, Going On 13 (2009), covers four years in the lives of four adolescent girls; it premiered at Tribeca and was broadcast on PBS. Her feature is Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Heroines (2012) traces the evolution of the comic book hero Wonder Woman as a way to reflect on society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. The film garnered numerous awards, premiered at SXSW, and was broadcast on the PBS series Independent Lens. Her short, What Happened To Her (2016) – about the prevalence of images of dead women on screen – premiered at the Hot Docs Canadian Film Festival, receiving an honorable mention for best short. More recently, Kristy completed the experimental feature Mother Time (2018), a diaristic portrait of parenting, and the documentary short Águilas (2021), which follows a group of volunteers searching for missing migrants along the US/Mexico border. Águilas was shortlisted for the Motion Picture Academy’s Best Short Documentary. Her last feature film, Body Parts, about the making of sex scenes in Hollywood, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival (2022) and streams on Starz and the BBC’s Storyville. Her work has been broadcast on PBS and the Sundance Channel received numerous awards and has been funded by ITVS, the Sundance Institute, the Tribeca Institute, Latino Public Broadcasting, and California Humanities.