Gay Rights and Gay Marriage are the themes of both this documentary and feature film by the same name.
Documentary: A terminally ill New Jersey police officer struggles against city
council's decision to deny the transfer of her pension to her domestic
partner in documentary filmmaker Cynthia Wade's
earnest look at one woman's fight for equal rights in the land of the
free. Veteran lieutenant Laurel Hester is a police officer who has
dedicated 23 years of her life to serving the community. Upon learning
that she has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, Hester seeks to
provide for longtime partner, Stacie Andree, by transferring her
pension. A wrinkle arises in Hester's plan, however, when the elected
officials of New Jersey county ("The Freeholders") deny Hester's humble
request. Without transfer of the funds, Andree will lose the home that
the couple has spent their lives building together. Now, as their
friends and neighbors rally around in support of the couple, Hester is
forced to spend her final days not simply enjoying the company of the
one she holds dearest, but racing against the clock to ensure that the
love of her life won't be destitute due to a broken and biased system. ~
Jason Buchanan, Rovi 2007. 36 minutes
The 2015 feature film starring Julianne Moore as Laurel and Ellen Page as Stacie did not get great reviews, but I saw it and found it moving and important. It was well worth watching.
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