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.”
A blueprint for the continuing civil rights challenges of our time.
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.
Santa Fe New Mexican
It's a moving, engaging, heartfelt look at ending an arbitrary system whose only purpose is to deny equal standing.
Film Journal International
A loving, elegantly crafted and spirited doc about this tireless crusader for queer rights.
The Daily Beast
An excellent glimpse into the home stretch of a campaign.
Wcbe - Columbus
You will delight in the doc craftmanship.
A shrewd and frequently moving testament to the true nature of change.
Shows an amazing journey of how a small activist group won the hearts and minds of the American people.
Long Island Press
A powerful, moving documentary.
The film is an extraordinary look at a vital part of Civil Rights history.
San Francisco Bay Times
Forceful and moving.
Philadelphia Gay News
Keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Thoroughly moving and inspiring.
Savannah Morning News
Edge Media Network
Intimate. Delves into the masterminds behind one of the greatest civil rights movements of this generation.