The Self-Made Man

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 – 7:30pm
USA 2005. Director: Susan Stern
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Michael Myers

PhotoIs it ever rational to choose death? Is it ever a good decision? For 77-year-old Bob Stern, there is little doubt. A successful businessman, husband, and father, an exemplar of the self-made generation that built post-war America, Bob believes that taking his own life in the face of serious, possibly terminal, illness is what an all-American hero should do.