To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v. Windsor
A film by Donna Zaccaro

To a More Perfect Union
tells a story of love, marriage and a fight for equality. The film chronicles two unlikely heroes, octogenarian Edie Windsor and her attorney, Roberta Kaplan, on their quest for justice: Edie had been forced to pay a huge estate tax bill upon the death of her spouse because the federal government denied federal benefits to same-sex couples...and Edie’s spouse was a woman.

Deeply offended by this lack of recognition of her 40+ year relationship with the love of her life, Edie sued the United States government – and won. Beyond the story of this pivotal case in the marriage equality movement, the film also tells the story of our journey as a people, as a culture, and as citizens with equal rights.

Windsor and Kaplan’s legal and personal journeys are told in their own words, and through interviews with others, including Lillian Faderman, a leading scholar on LGBTQ history, and Evan Wolfson, who first at Lambda Legal and later as founder of Freedom to Marry was the godfather of marriage equality in the US and now worldwide. Legal observers, including Jeffrey Toobin from CNN and Nina Totenberg of National Public Radio, also lend their insights.
On iTunes & DVD May 28
"This moving documentary establishes both the historical and emotional context for a landmark Supreme Court decision. The film explores the powerful experience of gay rights pioneer — and vivacious personality — Edie Windsor and her fight to be recognized legally as the wife of her decades-long partner. The film reminds us that there are individual human experiences behind the legal decisions that impact an entire country."

"Heartfelt...eloquent...beautifully told.
Succinctly reveals the simple truths at the heart of this fight: humanity, love, and dignity. A must-see."


"A wonderful film...powerful and incredible touching. It offers an intimate look at Windsor as a gay rights pioneer, and its correlation with the Stonewall Riots, the AIDS crisis, the Defense of Marriage Act and other staples of LGBTQ history."

"A vivid and triumphant tale."

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Manhattan Film Festival 2018: Best Feature Documentary
Winston-Salem Out At the Movies Festival 2018: Best Documentary Feature
North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2018: Best Documentary Feature
Impact Docs Awards 2018: Award of Excellence Feature Documentary
UPC: 7-20229-91785-8
Catalog #: FRF 917858D
MSRP: $19.95

Run Time: 63 minutes
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2018

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