Directed by Donna Zaccaro (USA, 2017, 63 min.). Digital.
To a More Perfect Union: US v. Windsor is a compelling documentary that tells a story of love, marriage, and a fight for equality. The film chronicles unlikely heroes—octogenarian Edie Windsor and her attorney, Roberta Kaplan—on their quest for justice. Edie has been forced to pay a huge estate tax bill upon the death of her spouse because the federal government denies benefits to same-sex couples. Deeply offended by this lack of recognition of her 40-year relationship with the love of her life, Edie decides to sue the United States government—and wins.
Windsor and Kaplan’s legal and personal journeys are told in their own words, and through interviews with other members of the legal team, movement activists, legal analysts, well-known supporters, and opponents. Beyond the story of this pivotal case in the marriage-equality movement and the stories behind it, the film also tells the story of our journey as a people, as a culture, and as citizens with equal rights.
When the World Changed (Work in Progress) (33 min.).
Directed by Anderson Clark
In 1980s Boston, three lesbians – a nurse, a civil rights lawyer and a therapist - found themselves on the front lines of the AIDS crisis. As the number of cases and deaths mounted, these women fought against the stigma and discrimination faced by people with AIDS and brought comfort and dignity to those caught in the epidemic.