Cinema Q: Freeheld
Academy Award® winner for documentary short subject
2007, 90 Minute Running Time
Ripped from the headlines, Freeheld is a touching and compelling story about one woman fi ghting for domestic partnership while struggling to survive lung cancer. Forced to leave her job because of her diagnosis with the disease after 25 years spent serving Ocean County, New Jersey, Lieutenant Laurel Hester is committed to changing state law and leaving her pension to her loving partner, Stacie. Acclaimed director Cynthia Wade weaves a gripping and tender documentary that is filled with courage and hope in the struggle for equal rights.
DIRECTOR: Cynthia Wade