The Freedom to Marry
http://freedomtomarrymovie.com/
Directed by Eddie Rosenstein
US, 2016, 86 min, in English
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 how regular people can actually win - and how activists can effectively change the minds and laws of the nation

“A blueprint for the continuing civil rights challenges of our time.”
 VILLAGE VOICE



UPCOMING SCREENINGS

Winston-Salem, NC
May 2, 2017
Aperture Cinema

Concord, NH
June 1, 2017
Red Rivers Theatres

Boston, MA
June 14-18, 2017
Museum of Fine Arts - Boston

PREVIOUS SCREENINGS

Columbus, OH
December 7, 2016
Wexner Center for the Arts
*Director Eddie Rosenstein in person

Salt Lake City, UT
December 20, 2016
Utah Film Center
*Director Eddie Rosenstein in person

Rochester, NY
January 10 & 14, 2017
Little Theatre
*Skype Q&A with Director Eddie Rosenstein 1/10

New York, NY
March 3-16, 2017 (Held Over!)
Village East Cinema
*Q&A with Director Eddie Rosenstein and Evan Wolfson Fri & Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 3:20, Wed. @8pm with Marc Solomon and Eddie Rosenstein.

Huntington, NY
March 7, 2017
Cinema Arts Centre
*Director Eddie Rosenstein in person
 
Albuquerque,NM
March 6-9, 2017
 
Santa Fe, NM
March 10-16, 2017
Seattle, WA
March 11, 2017

Dallas, TX
March 19, 2017
Texas Theatre

Portland, ME
March 20, 2017
Maine Jewish Film Festival

 
Los Angeles, CA(Held Over!)
March 10-23, 2017
Laemmle - Monica Film Center
*Q&A with Director Eddie Rosenstein and Evan Wolfson Fri & Sat @ 7:50pm, Sun @ 3:10
 
San Francisco, CA
March 21, 2017
Alamo Drafthouse
*Director Eddie Rosenstein in person
 
Oakland, CA
March 21, 2017
New Parkway Theater
*Producer Jenni Olson in person

Bellingham, WA
March 23, 2017
Pickford Film Center

Larkspur, CA
March 25, 2017
Lark Theater

Boulder, CO
March 27, 2017
Dairy Arts Center

Key West, FL
March 28, 2017

Norfolk, VA
March 29, 2017
Naro Cinema

Columbus, OH
March 31-April 6, 2017
Gateway Film Center

Portland, OR
March 31-April 6, 2017
Living Room Theaters

Vancouver, WA
April 1-2, 2017
Kiggins Theatre

Boca Raton, FL
April 7-13, 2017
Living Room Theaters

San Diego, CA
April 14-20, 2017
Digital Gym Cinema

St. Louis, MO
April 15-16, 2017
Webster University Film Series

Tallahassee, FL
April 17, 2017
Florida State University Film Series

Cleveland, OH
April 17-19, 2017
Cleveland Museum of Art

 

 

 

FESTIVALS

Frameline

DOC NYC

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

Boston Jewish Film Festival

Three Rivers Film Festival (Winner: Audience Award - Best Documentary)

Savannah Film Festival (Winner: Best Documentary & Best Editing)

North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival  (Winner: Audience Award)

SYNOPSIS

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 how regular people can actually win - and how activists can effectively change the minds and laws of the nation. 

 

REVIEWS

"A blueprint for the continuing civil rights challenges of our time."
Village Voice

"In a political climate in which all things progressive are at risk, the film is reminder of the long and difficult work that victory took as well as a notification that no triumph can be taken for granted."
LA TIMES

"It's a moving, engaging, heartfelt look at ending an arbitrary system whose only purpose is to deny equal standing."
Santa Fe New Mexican

"A loving, elegantly crafted and spirited doc about this tireless crusader for queer rights."
Film Journal International

"An excellent glimpse into the home  stretch of a campaign."
The Daily Beast

"You will delight in the doc craftmanship."
WCBE - Columbus

"A shrewd and frequently moving testament to the true nature of change."
Entertainment Weekly

"Shows an amazing journey of how a small activist group won the hearts and minds of the American people."
Cinema 365

"A powerful, moving documentary."
Long Island Press

"The film is an extraordinary look at a vital part of Civil Rights history."
Movie Blogger

"Forceful and moving."
San Francisco Bay Times

"Exhilarating."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Inspirational."
Philadelphia Gay News

"Keeps you on the edge of your seat."
Daily Report

"Thoroughly moving and inspiring."
Boston Globe

"Thrilling."
Savannah Morning News

"Momentous."
Edge Media Network

"Intimate. Delves into the masterminds behind one of the greatest civil rights movements of this generation."
Towelroad

INTERVIEWS & MEDIA

AOL BUILD

NPR

QUEERTY

PBS

HUFFINGTON POST

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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LOGO

BIG THINK

Metro - Philadelphia

USA TODAY

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STILLS

Evan Wolfson

Evan Wolfson and Mary Bonauto at the U.S. Supreme Court

Cheers for Mary Bonauto

Marc Solomon (L), Thalia Zepatos, and Marc Solomon strategize

The wedding of plaintiffs April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse wedding

Mary Bonauto and Evan Wolfson at the U.S. Supreme Court

Director Eddie Rosenstein