Out at the Movies
Co-Presented by L.I. Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
THE FREEDOM TO MARRY
Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30 pm
Members $11 | Public $16 | Includes reception
In Person: Filmmaker Eddie Rosenstein
The epic, nail-biting, untold story of how same-sex marriage became law of the land. THE FREEDOM TO MARRY follows Evan Wolfson, the architect the movement, civil rights attorney Mary Bonauto and their key colleagues on this decades long battle, culminating in a dramatic fight at the United States Supreme Court. More than the saga of one movement's history, this is an inspiring tale of regular people can actually win - and how activists can effectively change the minds and laws of the nation.
Over the last four decades, the concept of same-sex couples marrying went from a 'preposterous notion' to the national law. The Freedom to Marry movement is now known as one of the most successful civil rights campaigns in the modern history, but change did not arrive by happenstance. This victory was carefully planned and orchestrated over decades. The Freedom to Marry, a new documentary film, offers the untold, inside story of this historic movement. This is a riveting ride alongside Evan Wolfson and Mary Bonauto, the architect and the main litigator of the movement, and their key colleagues from earliest days of their journey to their final frenetic dash to the US Supreme Court. (USA, 2016, 86 min., English, NR, DCP | Dir. Eddie Rosenstein)