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

“Thoroughly moving and inspiring.”
Boston Globe



UPCOMING SCREENINGS

New York, NY
March 3-9, 2017
Village East Cinema

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

Los Angeles, CA
March 10-16, 2017
Laemmle - Monica Film Center

Santa Fe, NM
March 10-16, 2017
Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe

Dallas, TX
March 19, 2017
Texas Theatre

San Francisco, CA
March 21, 2017
Alamo Drafthouse

Oakland, CA
March 21, 2017
New Parkway Theater

Bellingham, WA
March 23, 2017
Pickford Film Center

Larkspur, CA
March 25, 2017
Lark Theater

Boulder, CO
March 27, 2017
Dairy Arts Center

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

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

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

 

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

"Exhilarating."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Inspirational."
Philadelphia Gay News

"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

Metro - Philadelphia

USA TODAY

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