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Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival presents

The Freedom to Marry

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Monday 11/14
7:30 pm
$13 General Public
$11 Seniors
$7 IHP Members (please call PJFF at 215-545-4400)

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dir. Edward Rosenstein, US, 2016, DCP, English, 86 min

For Evan Wolfson, it has always been about standing on the right side of history. Having begun advocating for LGBT rights at Harvard Law School, where he wrote his thesis on the subject of marriage equality, Wolfson has devoted his entire career to serving the LGBT community and their collective aspiration to legally wed. In 2003, he created the foundation “Freedom to Marry,” where he and his team of activist pioneers have spent over a decade fighting to eradicate the traditional model for marital union state by state.

In this profoundly moving film, director Eddie Rosenstein traces the history of the marriage equality movement to the peak moment when Mary Bonauto, an American lawyer and civil rights advocate, stood before the Supreme Court and fought on behalf of every person’s right to love whom they choose. Charged with emotion, these first-hand accounts of Bonauto and Wolfson learning of the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize gay marriage in June of 2015, remain just as poignant a year later.

Sponsor: Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Foundation