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.
“...surprisingly suspenseful and thoroughly moving and inspiring.”— The Boston Globe
“The film is a definitive history of the course gay marriage took in the United States... nothing short of chilling.”— The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“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.”— 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.
“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.”— The Advocate
Official Selection - FRAMELINE Film Festival
Official Selection - DOC NY Film Festival
Official Selection - Boston Jewish Film Festival
Official Selection - Q FEST LQBTQ Film Festival
Official Selection - SEOUL PRIDE Film Festival
Official Selection - N. CAROLINA Film Festival
Official Selection - SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH Film Festival