Regent Theatre
TO A MORE PERFECT UNION, U.S. v WINDSOR
Jun 24, 2018
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Feature-length documentary that tells a story of love, marriage and a fight for equality...

There is no one individual who better personifies the concept of equal protection than Edie Windsor. To A More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor is a feature-length documentary that tells a story of love, marriage and a fight for equality. The film chronicles unlikely heroes—octogenarian Edie Windsor and her attorney, Roberta Kaplan, on their quest for justice.

Edie had been forced to pay a huge estate tax bill upon the death of her spouse because the federal government denied federal benefits to same-sex couples – and Edie’s spouse was a woman. Deeply offended by this lack of recognition of her more than forty-year relationship with the love of her life, Edie decided to sue the United States government – and won. Windsor and Kaplan’s legal and personal journeys are told in their own words, and through interviews with others of the legal team, movement activists, legal analysts, well-known supporters and opponents. Beyond the story of this pivotal case in the marriage equality movement and the stories behind it, the film also tells the story of our journey as a people, as a culture, and as citizens with equal rights.


WINNER — Award of Excellence Woman Filmmaker
Accolade Global Film Competition

WINNER — Humanitarian Award
Accolade Global Film Competition
WINNER — Award of Excellence Feature Documentary
Impact Docs Awards


OFFICIAL SELECTION:
Winter Film Awards 2018
Woodstock Film Festival 2017
Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival


REVIEW:
February 22, 2018—Gay City News
“A vivid and triumphant tale”


FEATURING:
Edie Windsor, Plaintiff
Rosie O’Donnell, Comedian, Actor, Activist
Lillian Faderman, Historian and Author
Roberta Kaplan, Windsor Attorney
Pam Karlan, Windsor Legal Team & Co-Director, Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic
Rachel Lavine, Roberta’s spouse
Frank Rich, Writer-At-Large, NY Magazine
Hilary Rosen, Communications Advisor & LGBT Activist
Richard Socarides, White House Special Assistant & Advisor to President Clinton
Matt Staver, Founder & Chairman, Liberty Counsel
Jeff Toobin, CNN Legal Analyst & New Yorker Staff Writer
Nina Totenberg, Legal Affairs Correspondent, National Public Radio
Tony West, Former Associate U.S. Attorney General
Evan Wolfson, Founder & President, Freedom to Marry

Categories: Documentary
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Running time: 1:10    
Intermission(s): No
Price: $12.00
Seating: General Admission    
Capacity: 490