Dir: Lara Embry and Carolyn Sherer, USA, 2017, 83 mins
| NewFest at The Center Presents | Screening, Talkback and Reception
Winner! Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary, NewFest 2017
Exploring the legal roller-coaster ride of LGBTQ rights in the American South, this award-winning documentary offers an expansive and intimate view into the lives of three same-sex families in Alabama–including the only openly-gay Alabama State Legislator Patricia Todd–as they make waves in the legal system fighting homophobic legislation in a deeply religious state. Set alongside the turning-point years when federal marriage equality was coming to a head in the courts, this riveting and powerful film tactfully imbues the viewer with hope and frustration as Patricia Todd leads the charge in next wave of the LGBTQ fight for equality: legal non-discrimination.
With Alabama state politics making headlines in national press with the defeat of anti-LGBTQ Senate candidate Roy Moore, who is featured prominently as the bible-thumping Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice, ALABAMA BOUND couldn’t be more timely and urgent.
Talkback and reception with subjects Cari Searcy and Kim McKeand to follow
Presented in Partnership with: Equality NY Human Rights Campaign of Greater NY Human Rights Watch Film Festival Lambda Legal National Center for Lesbian Rights NYLAG’s LGBTQ Law Project
6:30PM: Doors Open 7:00PM: Film Begins
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