Friday, April 12, 2013

Freeheld



2007 American Short

Cast: Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree
Director: Cynthia Wade

Synopsis:
Veteran New Jersey police detective Laurel Hester, dying of terminal lung cancer, spends her final days fighting the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders to give her earned pension benefits to her partner Stacie.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Audience: 38%
  • OMG rating: 7/10

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Awards:
  • Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Documentary.
  • International Documentary Association nomination for Best Short Documentary.
  • L.A. Outfest Audience Award for Documentary - Short.
  • New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Award for Best Documentary Short.
  • Sundance Film Festival Short Filmmaking Special Jury Prize.

Related Movies:
  • Adapted into the 2015 dramatic feature, also titled Freeheld, starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page as Laurel and Stacie.

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