Screening: “The Freedom to Marry”


On Sunday, March 12, BCC Co-Sponsors a screening of the film “The Freedom to Marry” at the Monica Film Center (1332 2nd Street, Santa Monica 90401), at 1pm.

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

The film features BCC’s 2016 Harriet Perl Tzedek Award winner, Evan Wolfson. Screening is followed by a Q&A. General seating $12, Seniors $9. Buy Tickets

“Throughout the compelling narrative of ‘The Freedom to Marry,’ Rosenstein powerfully crafted a visually and emotional stunning exploration into Wolfson and his colleague’s battle to secure legal representation and security for gay couples. Through his extensive work as a documentary director and cinematographer, the filmmaker effortlessly worked with his Directors of Photography, Claudia Raschke and Robert Richman, to present an enriching insight into Wolfson and Bonauto’s lives. That observation offers viewers a clear understanding of why they fought for decades to help legalize gay marriage. The filmmakers also recorded equally emotional and humorous interviews with the lawyers and their colleagues, friends and relatives that powerfully offer a clear understanding on why and how they became some of the movement’s most influential pioneers.” read the full review

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