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The Freedom to Marry

March 11, 2017

USA | 2016 | 86 Minutes | Eddie Rosenstein

SIFF Film Center | One Screening Only! 
The documentary celebrates the historical day when same-sex marraige became legal, and profiles the numerous LGBT advocates and heroes that worked for decades to see that dream come true.

The 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 how regular people can change the world. 

"Surprisingly suspenseful and thoroughly moving and inspiring." - Peter Keough, Boston Globe"In the story about last year's Supreme Court victory for the marriage equality movement, Wolfson emerges as both its hero and its heart ... Despite the fact that viewers of the film will know how it ends, there is still a palpable feeling of suspense that takes hold as the final Supreme Court decision approaches." - Matt Wilstein, The Daily Beast

Director: Eddie Rosenstein
Country: USA
Year: 2016
Running Time: 86 Minutes
Website: Official Film Website
Language: English