Deciding Vote

Friday, August 25 - Thursday, August 31, 2023

Earlier listings of this film mistakenly included showtimes with open captions. Unfortunately, the film is not available in an open captioned version. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Over 50 years ago, New York State assemblyman George Michaels cast a single vote that changed the course of American history but destroyed his political career in the process. For the first time, Deciding Vote shares the now-forgotten story of how Michaels defied his conservative and religious constituents by casting the critical tie-breaking vote on a bill which legalized abortion in the state of New York, laying the groundwork for Roe v Wade. The film is a moving tribute to this lost act of political courage. 

Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival

  • Country USA
  • Running Time 20 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor The New Yorker
  • Director Jeremy Workman, Robert J. Lyons
  • Cast George Michaels, Jim Michaels, Lee Michaels, Sarah Michaels, Becca Michaels Kornet, Rebecca Fitzgerald, Ruth Messinger
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil, Open Captioning

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