Special Screening of Bridegroom at Telluride Gay Ski Week 2014
Telluride Gay Ski Week is pleased to bring you a special screening of Bridegroom during our 11th annual event and celebration of marriage equality.
Ticket and T-PASS holders are invited to a private reception with Bridegroom's executive producer and subject of the film, Shane Bitney Crone, on Saturday, March 1 at 6pm prior to the Telluride AIDS Benefit Gala. Location to be announced.
Shane's appearance and reception were underwritten by Telluride Luxury Rentals & Real Estate, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Beringer's and StraightOut Media & Marketing.
Special thanks goes to Rosie Cusack, Jenni Taormina Ward, Shelley Sales and the Telluride Watch.
BRIDEGROOM is a documentary directed by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason that tells the emotional journey of Shane and Tom, two young men in a loving and committed relationship a relationship that was cut tragically short by a misstep off the side of a roof. The story of what happened after this accidental death of how people without the legal protections of marriage can find themselves completely shut out and ostracized is poignant, enraging and opens a window onto the issue of marriage equality like no speech or lecture ever will.
On May 7, 2012, the anniversary of Tom's death, after a year of documenting his own grief, Shane decided to make a video tribute to his partner entitled "It Could Happen To You." This film, posted on YouTube, received over 3.4 million views and has been translated into over 20 different languages. The impact of Shane's YouTube video and the raw nerve it touched, tells us this is an important story that needs to be told.
With the incredible support from influential people like Brad and George Takei and Neil Patrick Harris, Bridegroom was successfully funded on July 19, 2012 by over 6,500 people on Kickstarter.com becoming the most funded documentary in the history of crowd funding, and released in the fall of 2013.
Sheridan Opera House (View)
110 North Oak Street
Telluride , CO 81435
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|