August 21, 2018

TO A MORE PERFECT UNION: United States v. Windsor, presented with Rockland County Pride and Rockland County Legislator Harriet Cornell

Showing: Wednesday, September 26 – 8:00 PM
Title: TO A MORE PERFECT UNION: United States v. Windsor
Year: 2017
Country: USA

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After the death of her spouse, Edie Windsor was presented with a huge estate tax bill because federal tax benefits given to opposite-sex couples were denied to same-sex couples. Offended by this, Edie and attorney Roberta Kaplan decided to sue. They and other key participants recount the legal battle that ended with the Supreme Court decision that discrimination against same-sex couples was unconstitutional, paving the way for the right to marry in every state. Additional interviews place this story in the context of an ages-long struggle. USA, 2017, 63 minutes.

Presented by Rockland County Pride, Rockland County Legislator Harriet D. Cornell, and Rivertown Film.

There will be a post-film discussion with producer/director Donna Zaccaro, Andrea Composto, President of the Rockland County Bar Association, and others. Donna Zaccaro’s last film was “Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way,” a critically-acclaimed documentary about her mother, Geraldine Ferraro, first woman to run for national office on a major party ticket. Other guests will be announced soon.

“In the moving documentary To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v. Windsor, director Donna Zaccaro establishes both the historical and emotional context for a landmark Supreme Court decision.” – Kimber Myers, Los Angeles Times

“A vivid and triumphant tale, the details of which many of us witnessed first-hand but have not before seen so cogently wrapped into an effective history lesson.” – Paul Schindler, Gay City News

Tickets: $15 General / $12 Members of Rivertown Film and Friends of Rockland Pride

We recommend that you purchase tickets in advance to this event, and please arrive early to get a good seat.