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The Freedom To Marry


THE FREEDOM TO MARRY is the untold story of the most successful – and perhaps most inspiring – civil rights movement of our time. This is a riveting ride alongside Evan Wolfson, the man known as architect of the movement, and his team as they wage a decades-long battle all the way to the United States Supreme Court, providing fresh perspective on the movement’s history along the way. This is both a primer for social change and a behind-the-scenes look at how regular people can actually make a difference.


  • Boston Globe
    “Thoroughly moving and inspiring."
    Peter Keough
  • Entertainment Weekly ("The Must List")
    "A moving testament to the true nature of change”
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    "The definitive history of the course gay marriage took in the United States… nothing short of chilling.”
  • The Village Voice
    “A suspenseful legal yarn and an essential history lesson. But it could also provide a blueprint for the continuing civil rights challenges of our time.”
  • Kenneth Turan, LA Times
    “A notification that no triumph can be taken for granted.”
  • Love, inc.
    “An emotional, behind-the-scenes view of the campaign and strategy that ended marriage discrimination nationwide...THE FREEDOM TO MARRY truly captures the riveting story of how we won.”
  • AfterEllen
    “A landmark documentary”
  • Curve Magazine (Staff Pick)
    “The Freedom to Marry is this summer's hot documentary.”
  • Jeremy Paul, Esq; Dean, Northeastern University School of Law
    "Required viewing for all Americans"
  • The Hollywood Reporter
    Viewers get a few moments of gratification once our heroes learn what we already know. But then it’s back to reality, and to the many present-tense battles facing civil-rights-minded Americans — and to future ones, whose scope we can only begin to imagine.
    By the Staff

Festival Participation

  • Savannah Film Festival - 2016
    Best Documentary
  • Three Rivers Film Festival - 2016
    Best Documentary: Audience Award
  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2017
    Best Documentary and Human Rights Prize
  • Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival - 2017
    Best Documentary: Audience Award
  • DOC NYC - 2016
  • Frameline Film Festival - 2016

Additional Materials

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