2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20


Saturday, March 12
3:45PM - 5:15PM

Alamo Lamar B
1120 S Lamar Blvd


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From 2011 to 2015, hundreds of regulations were passed restricting access to abortion in the US. Reproductive rights advocates refer to these as “TRAP” laws - Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers. Southern clinics, in particular, have been hit hardest and are now in a fight for survival. Trapped interweaves the personal stories behind these regulatory battles: from the physician, to the clinic owners, to the lawyers, to the women they are determined to help. In this feature length character driven film, our main characters fight alongside dedicated attorneys to preserve abortion rights in a country living with the mistaken belief that Roe v Wade still protects a woman’s right to choose.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: United States
Year: 2016
Runtime: 90min

Director: Dawn Porter

Executive Producer: Cindy Meehl

Producer: Dawn Porter, Marilyn Ness

Screenwriter: Dawn Porter, Sari Gilman

Cinematographer: Chris Hilleke, Nadia Hallgren

Editor: Sari Gilman

Music: Paul Brill & Elizabeth Ziman

Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Summer Damon, Co-Executive Producer: Audrey Rosenberg, Diane L. Max, Associate Editor: Matt Cowan, Co-Editor: Katie Flint, Associate Producer: Amanda Goscinski, Dana Kalmey, Line Producer: Jennifer Partin, Consulting Producer: Katy Chevigny

Principal Cast: June Ayers, Kate Bernyk, Andrea Ferrigno, Gloria Gray, Amy Hagstrom-Miller, Nancy Northup, Dr. Willie J. Parker, Julie Rickelman, Marva Sadler, Stephanie Toti


Dawn Porter is an award-winning filmmaker whose documentary, GIDEON'S ARMY, won the Sundance Film Festival Editing Award and was nominated for an Emmy. Dawn’s other films include SPIES OF MISSISSIPPI and RISE: THE PROMISE OF MY BROTHER’S KEEPER. Dawn’s current film, TRAPPED, explores the impact of laws regulating abortion clinics in the South.

Distributor: Abramorama

Public Film Contact
Marilyn Ness
Big Mouth Productions

Publicity Contact
Obscured Pictures



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