GenreDocumentary, Drama, Family Budget750,000 USD CountryUnited States
Release dateJanuary 23, 2011 (2011-01-23) (Sundance) CastHarry Bruton (Himself), Ray Carnay (Himself), Cody Curtis (Himself), Paul Darley (Himself) Similar moviesThe Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner (2009)
TaglineWould You Want The Right To Choose When It's Your Time
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How to Die in Oregon is a 2002 American documentary film produced and directed by Peter Richardson. It is set in the U.S. state of Oregon and covers the state's Death with Dignity Act that allows terminally ill patients to self-administer medication prescribed by their physician to end their own life, referred to as medical aid in dying.
The film was released in January 2011 at the 27th Sundance Film Festival and began airing on HBO later in the year. Peter Richardson, a native Oregonian, got the idea to produce the film as the state's law was upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States in the 2006 case Gonzales v. Oregon.
How to Die in Oregon was well received by critics, currently holding a 100% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 8 reviews.
The film won the Grand Jury Prize for Documentaries at the 27th Sundance Film Festival.