Three Dollar Bill Cinema has announced the opening night film for the upcoming 20th annual SEATTLE LESBIAN & GAY FILM FESTIVAL on Thursday, October 8th. It’s FREEHELD, a moving true life drama directed by Peter Sollett and starring Oscar® winner Juliane Moore and Oscar® nominee Ellen Page as a lesbian couple fighting for equal rights for same sex partner benefits. From the press release:
Based on the Oscar®-winning short documentary and adapted by the writer of Philadelphia, Freeheld is the true love story of Laurel Hester [Julianne Moore] and Stacie Andree [Ellen Page] and their fight for justice. A decorated New Jersey police detective, Laurel is diagnosed with cancer and wants to leave her hard earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie. However the county officials, Freeholders, conspire to prevent Laurel from doing this. Hard-nosed detective Dane Wells [Michael Shannon], and activist Steven Goldstein [Steve Carell], unite in Laurel and Stacie’s defense, rallying police officers and ordinary citizens to support their struggle for equality.
The film will screen at 7:15 pm at The Egyptian cinema on Capitol Hill with the reception to follow at Grim’s.
Passes that include admission to FREEHELD on sale now via threedollarbillcinema.org (direct link: http://www.strangertickets.com/events/27177067/seattle-lesbian-and-gay-film-festival-2015).
Tickets for individual SGLFF 2015 programs go on sale September 17 at threedollarbillcinema.org.
Freeheld, which is rated PG-13, will be released in select theaters on October 2, and wider on October 16, 2015.
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Take a look at the trailer: