Freedom to Marry
Even though you know how the story ends, this surprisingly suspenseful look at the struggle for marriage equality will have you on the edge of your seat as you follow the legal battle to the U.S. Supreme Court. Profiling Evan Wolfson, founder of the group Freedom to Marry, and attorney Mary Bonauto of GLAD, the documentary traces the movement’s history in the days leading up to the landmark case decided in June 2015. Telling this extraordinary story with access to leaders of the movement and historical documents, as well as more personal interviews of individuals, the film’s inevitable triumph makes for an inspiring and ultimately exhilarating examination of how social change happens.
“Surprisingly suspenseful and thoroughly moving and inspiring.” -Boston Globe
Documentary / Dir: Eddie Rosenstein / Starring: Evan Wolfson, Mary Bonauto, Marc Solomon / 2016 USA / English / 86 min
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2017, Frameline Film Festival San Francisco 2016; Denver Jewish Film Festival 2017; Audience Award for Best Documentary at Three Rivers Film Festival 2016; Opening Night Film at Tampa Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival; Audience Award for Best Documentary at Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival