Western Massachusetts Premiere
The Freedom to Marry
Saturday, March 25, 7:30 PM
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall, Smith College, Northampton
Revealing the inner workings and key players of the marriage equality movement, The Freedom to Marry is an inspiring insiders’ look at one of the greatest civil rights battles of today.
The historic Obergefell v. Hodges case represents the culmination of a decades-long struggle to guarantee the right of same-sex couples to marry. Among those leading the fight for justice is attorney and LGBT rights advocate Evan Wolfson, whose Pittsburgh Jewish upbringing informed his passion for social justice, and who is considered by many the lead architect of the marriage equality movement. Also profiled is Mary Bonauto, the Boston-based civil rights attorney who joins forces with Wolfson to argue the case of a lifetime before the Supreme Court.
Panel discussion with Senator Stan Rosenberg, President of the Massachusetts Senate; Idit Klein, Executive Director at Keshet; and Attorney Jennifer Levi, Director of the Transgender Rights Project at GLAD.
Sponsored by Western New England University School of Law. In partnership with Smith College Student Event Committee, Program in Jewish Studies, and Film Studies Program, with support from GLAD and Keshet.
Documentary | 2016 | 86 minutes
USA | English
Directed by Eddie Rosenstein