DECIDING VOTE Award-Winning Documentary Short Film from The New Yorker

Included on the DOC NYC and Cinema Eye Honors Short Lists

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.

“Incredibly timely and impactful.”
– ScreenRant

“A simply extraordinary short doc.”
The Independent Critic

“Straight out of a Capra film.”
– RogerEbert.com 

“Vital. Eye-opening.”
– Moveable Fest

“Powerful. Inspiring.”
– Film Festival Today

“One of the most important films of 2023
and one of the most moving as well.”

– Unseen Films

WHO

The New Yorker Documentary
Directed by Jeremy Workman and Robert Lyons
Produced by Robert Lyons, Jeremy Workman,
and Melissa Jacobson
Edited by Kristin Bye 

WHEN
November 29, 2023
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WHERE
NOW STREAMING WORLDWIDE FROM THE NEW YORKER
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