The epic and surprising story of same sex marriage in America, through the eyes of the architects of this historic civil rights movement.
One of the most surprising things about the same sex marriage movement is that, actually, it was carefully planned and orchestrated over decades. THE FREEDOM TO MARRY is an intimate and epic documentary which goes behind-the-scenes to reveal the inner workings and key players of this historic civil rights battle. This is a riveting ride alongside Evan Wolfson, the man known as architect of the movement, civil rights attorney Mary Bonauto, and their key colleagues as they wage their climactic battle before the United States Supreme Court, providing fresh perspective on the movement's history along the way. This is a primer for social change, and an inspirational tale of how people can actually make a difference.
Quotes & Reviews
“The Freedom to Marry will stand as the record of the LGBT Community’s struggle for marriage equality and should be used by any group struggling to achieve equal rights” - Gary Carnivele, We The People.
“Despite the fact that viewers of the film will know how it ends...a palpable feeling of suspense takes hold as the final supreme court decision approaches” – Matt Wilstein, The Daily Beast
“A war room style feature documentary about the same sex marriage movement, from the final frenetic months of the legal and grassroots campaign” – Muri Assuncao, Towleroad
“The new intimate, behind-the-scenes documentary “The Freedom to Marry” traces the marriage equality movement’s historic progress and delves into the masterminds behind one of the greatest civil rights movements of this generation.” - Vikram Murthi, IndieWire
“Award-winning filmmaker Eddie Rosenstein gives an emotional, behind-the-scenes view of the campaign and strategy that ended marriage discrimination nationwide...THE FREEDOM TO MARRY truly captures the riveting story of how we won.” - Love, inc.
“A landmark documentary” - AfterEllen
“This important, epic yet intimate, behind-the-scenes documentary traces the decades-long marriage equality movement, and sheds light on the true architects of arguably the greatest civil rights movement of our time” - Curve Magazine
“The Freedom to Marry is this summer's hot documentary.” - Curve Magazine (Staff Pick)
“What Rosenstein’s documentary proves best is that justice often comes at a crawling pace. That is, except when it bursts forth like a lightning bolt” - Drew Kiser, The Advocate