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Freedom To Marry
FREEDOM TO MARRY Ð The Journey To Justice is the intimate, uplifting new documentary on marriage equality aired nationally on PBS stations and Free Speech TV. DVD is in English. AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER of the 17th. Annual OUT ON FILM 2004 Atlanta Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. DVD FAVORITES PICK Ð CURVE MAGAZINE Ð Feb.2005
Shown throughout the United States and around the world at festivals in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Australia, Brussels and Berlin, FREEDOM TO MARRY has gained international acclaim and is being widely used as a educational tool for marriage equality. "If seeing this film doesn't melt your heart, your heart is made of stone!" - Dr. Davina Kotulski, PhD - author of WHY YOU SHOULD GIVE A DAMN ABOUT GAY MARRIAGE. "PFLAG highly recommends this movie for anyone who wants an in-depth and compelling personal insight into the marriage equality movement." - Ron Schlittler, Executive Director, PFLAG - Washington, D.C. FREEDOM TO MARRY brings a joyful, personal face to same-sex marriage at the height of this burgeoning civil rights movement." ~Los Angeles OUTFEST
WE LOVED THIS FILM! We're buying two DVD's to share with my family, friends and co-workers! Thank you for this outstanding documentary. It moved us to tears! -Viewers in Sydney, Australia BUYER'S COMMENTS: "Terrific MUST-HAVE DVD - arrived in PRISTINE condition. "Excellent film! Thank you so much! My partner and I think EVERYONE should see this amazing film!"
||Margaret Cho, Molly McKay, Davina Kotulski, Don Williams, David Jones|
||Carmen Goodyear/Laurie York|
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||Turtle Time Farm Productions|
|DVD Release Date:
||May 01, 2005|
|Average Customer Rating:
|| based on 4 reviews|
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19 of 19 found the following review helpful:
Changing hearts and mindsOct 06, 2005
By Kristin Otwell
To be honest, before viewing "Freedom to Marry", I thought that marriage for same-sex couples was an unnecessary frill -and that the provisions of "domestic partnership" should be enough to protect them legally while "commitment ceremonies" should satisfy them emotionally. I was wrong. The film made it very clear that the rights granted under most domestic partnership laws don't come anywhere near the rights granted to legally married couples. It also brought home to me why marriage itself is such an important human right. A commitment ceremony is all well and good, but a marriage is the real deal and if you love someone, you want and deserve it all. Freedom to Mary is a powerful film; powerful in a quiet and very personal way. It provides a peek into the lives and deep emotions of some very likable, smart and courageous same-sex couples.
The film also has some wonderful footage of the historic moment in time when mayor Gavin Newsom flung the doors of San Francisco's city hall wide open and hundreds of same-sex couples were married.
"Freedom to Marry" is a moving film on so many levels - see it and show it to your friends and families. It can change hearts and minds.
13 of 13 found the following review helpful:
FREEDOM TO MARRY is a must see for everyone!Sep 23, 2005
By Donald E. Renfro III
FREEDOM TO MARRY is a great documentary. This film was shown to the students at Indiana University South Bend and everyone loved it! This film is definately one that you will want to own! It is very educational and I believe it is a must see for everyone, no matter what your views are on same-sex marriages!
12 of 12 found the following review helpful:
A matter of civil rightsSep 22, 2005
By Eleanor Cooney
Bravo on a great piece of work. It'll go a long, long way toward
de-mystifying and un-demonizing the gay marriage movement. The folks in your film are much more "like" everyone else than they're "unlike." You might actually cause some people to think: "Gosh, that could be me up there, denied my legal rights and forced to ride in the back of the societal bus!"
9 of 9 found the following review helpful:
Freedom to Marry is an exceptional film!!Sep 20, 2005
By Davina Kotulski
Freedom to Marry is a gripping film that puts a human face on the issue of marriage equality. I have seen this film 30 times and every time it still makes me laugh and touches my heart. Audiences around the country have adored this film. Comedian Margaret Cho is hilarious in arguing why same-sex marriage must be legal, from how ice sculptures at gay weddings will end the financial deficit to how it's really Britney Spears who is ruining the "sanctity of marriage." The incredible couples in this movie and their children will speak to even the biggest skeptics of marriage equality. This is a great gift for friends and family and an informative attention-keeping teaching tool. Re-live San Francisco's Winter of Love. The revolution will be televised!