A Private Matter


Character: Mary Beth

Directed by: Joan Micklin Silver

Written by: William Nicholson

Produced by: David C. Thomas

Cast Members: Sissy Spacek, Aidan Quinn, William H. Macy, Estelle Parsons

Released date: June 20, 1992

Genre: Drama

This fact-based film tells the story of Sherri Finkbine, a well-liked television host who causes a public scandal when she decides to get an abortion in 1962. Sherri and her husband, Bob, are happily married and eagerly awaiting the birth of their child when doctors tell the couple that the pain medication Sherri has been prescribed has most likely deformed their unborn baby. As Sherri tries to get an abortion, she faces both legal and personal attacks.

Script developed by Never Enough Design