Sun, June 3, 2007, 7pm
Co-Director Mike Roth in attendance
Winner of multiple festival awards, Saving Marriage has the intensity of a great thriller. Whether you’re devotedly monogamous or adventurously polyamorous, whether you crave a primary partner or prefer the possibilities inherent in staying single, Saving Marriage will have you on the edge of your seat with its portrayal of this passionate movement demanding the rights of all people to love the partner of their choice.
Massachusetts has been at the forefront of the battle to legalize gay marriage in America. It is a battle that is still being raged: in the courts, in the legislature, and in the hearts and minds of the state’s citizens. Filmmakers Mike Roth and John Henning spent two years in Massachusetts documenting this struggle, from its most personal aspects to the hardball political strategizing from both sides of the issue.
Saving Marriage does an extraordinary job of capturing the agonies and exaltations of queer activists as victories are followed by setbacks, and the subsequent empowerment of regrouping for the next battle. Gays and lesbians of all ages-veteran politicos, as well as those who have never been inspired to engage in the political process-share their committed refusal to be treated as second-class citizens.
After the screening of Saving Marriage join us for our Closing Reception at Portland’s Q Center. Enjoy treats from Cafï¿½ Wonder and Pearl Bakery, and wedding cake from the Bakery Bar. Toast to the success of QDoc with a hosted bar featuring Widmer Brews and New Deal Vodka. Complementary admission with Saving Marriage ticket.
Saving Marriage: dirs Mike Roth & John Henning 2006 USA 90 min.
Community Partner: Basic Rights Oregon