Bob & Jack and Freeheld @ LI Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Includes Post-screening Panel Discussion, "Protecting Our Relationships," sponsored by HRC.
Featuring Brian P. Rice, Esq and Christopher Carolan, Esq., members of the HRC National Board to present the national perspective and from Nassau County Susan Murphy to present the NY state perspective.
Bob and Jacks 52-Year Adventure
In 1952 an Army sergeant was cornered and courted by his commanding officer. Their romance grew and then grew too obvious. Rumors became anonymous tips to headquarters. They avoided court-martial by confronting the troops in their unit. That pivotal moment cemented Bob and Jack together for the rest of their lives. 52-years later they share how they've remained a couple: how one man left his wife and children, how both moved together to a small town in the Pacific Northwest and started a radio station, and today how they face the new battle of being gay in their eighties. Bob & Jack's 52-Year Adventure is the true self-told story about the kind of lifelong love we all hope for and the equal rights two men who are still in love will now need to survive. Winner of Best Short/Feature Awards at Silver Lake Film Festival, Fresno Reel Pride and Birmingham Shout. (Stu Maddux, USA, 2006, 41 min)
Lieutenant Laurel Hester is dying. All she wants to do is leave her pension benefits to her life partner - Stacie, so Stacie can afford to keep their house. Laurel is told no; they are not husband and wife. After spending a lifetime fighting for justice for other people, Laurel - a veteran New Jersey detective - launches a final battle for justice. Knuckle-biting, dramatic Freeheld chronicles a dying policewoman's bitter fight to provide for the love of her life. Winner of many awards including Best Documentary Short at Newfest and L.A. Outfest and Special Jury Award at Sundance Film Festival. "Cynthia Wade presents perhaps the single best, most coherent argument for GLBT equality." Daniel Kent, Out & About Nashville. (Cynthia Wade, USA, 2007, 38 min)
Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Ave
Huntington, NY 11743
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