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SACRAMENTO INTERNATIONAL GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL,
ST. MARKS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
& TRINITY EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL
PRESENT AN EVENING OF FILM AND DISCUSSION:
LOVE FREE OR DIE is about a man whose two defining passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and for his partner Mark. Gene Robinson is the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom. His consecration in 2003, to which he wore a bullet-proof vest, caused an international stir, and he has lived with death threats every day since.
The film follows Robinson's personal story as American churches debate whether or not lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are equal to heterosexuals in the eyes of God while our nation debates whether LGBT people are equal to heterosexuals in the eyes of the law.
In LOVE FREE OR DIE, Bishop Gene steps onto the world stage as he travels from small-town churches to Washington's Lincoln Memorial to London's Lambeth Palace calling for all to stand for equality – inspiring bishops, priests and ordinary folk to come out from the shadows and change history.
LOVE FREE OR DIE reunites the filmmaking team of Macky Alston and Sandra Itkoff who collaborated on The Killer Within. Alston also directed Family Name which premiered at Sundance and prior production credits for Itkoff include Defamation, Cadillac Desert.
A panel discussion will follow the film. Panel will include local clergy members of churches and faith-based organizations that serve, minister and support individuals regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity with the goal to raise awareness among the GLBTQ community of local resources that promote faith and unity as elements of holistic community engagement.
PLEASE NOTE: This feature is complimentary brought to you in part by funding by: Showtime begins promptly at 7:30 pm. Any seats not filled by 7:15 regardless of advance reservations will be opened up for any members of the public wishing to attend, ticket or not.