Freeheld (USA 2014)

Regisseur:

Peter Sollett

Drehbuch:

Ron Nyswaner

 

Ausführende Produzenten:

Doug Hansen, Adam Del Deo

Produzenten:

Stacey Sher, Michael Shamberg, Kelly Bush

 

Novak, Jim Stern, Jack Selby, Cynthia Wade

 

Darsteller:

 

Julianne Moore

Laurel Hester

Ellen Page

Stacie Andree

Steve Carell

Steven Goldstein

Luke Grimes

Todd Belkin

Michael Shannon

Dane Wells

Skipp Sudduth

Reynolds

Mary Birdsong

Carol Andree

Dennis Boutsikaris

Pat Gerry

Skipp Sudduth

Reynolds

Jeannine Kaspar

Margaret

Kelly Deadmon

Lynda Hester

 

(Vollständige Cast & Crew Liste)

Freeheld

Genre:

Drama / Dokumentation

Laufzeit:

103 Minuten

Sprache:

Englisch

Budget:

-

Drehzeit:

29. September - 7. November 2014

Drehort:

New York City, USA

Altersfreigabe:

-

Weltpremiere:

September 2015 (Toronto International Film Festival)

Firmen / Studios:

Double Feature Films, Endgame Entertainment, High Frequency Entertainment, Head Gear Films

Offizielle Webseite:

www.freeheld.movie

IMDb Webseite:

www.imdb.com/title/tt1658801/

DVD-Premiere:

-


Kurzinhalt:

Laurel Hester war eine Beamtin der Polizei von New Jersey und starb am 18. Februar 2006 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey an Lungenkrebs. Bis zu ihrem Tode setzte sie sich für die Gleichbehandlung gleichgeschlechtliche Lebenspartner im Sterbefall ein und sorgte damit insbesondere in den USA für viel Wirbel. Hintergrund war, dass sie zusammen mit ihrer Lebenspartnerin Stacie Andree ein Haus besaß und diese im Falle von Hesters Tod aufgrund der Gesetzeslage in Ocean County keinen Anspruch auf Pensionszahlungen hatte - was jedoch nicht im Falle von zweigeschlechtlichen Paaren galt. Wenige Tage vor ihrem Tod führten ihre Bemühungen schließlich zum Erfolg und angestrebten Ergebnis...

Englischer Kurzinhalt:

Based on the Oscar-winning short documentary and adapted by the writer of Philadelphia, Freeheld is the true love story of Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore) and Stacie Andree (Ellen Page) and their fight for justice. A decorated New Jersey police detective, Laurel is diagnosed with cancer and wants to leave her hard earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie. However the county officials, Freeholders, conspire to prevent Laurel from doing this. Hard-nosed detective Dane Wells (Michael Shannon), and activist Steven Goldstein (Steve Carell), unite in Laurel and Stacie's defense, rallying police officers and ordinary citizens to support their struggle for equality.

Fakten:

  • Ellen arbeitete an der Realisierung des Projektes seit sie 21 ist.
  • Lionsgate sicherte sich die Vertriebsrechte für einen hohen fünfstelligen Betrag während der Berlinale 2015.

Zitate:

  • “The stories surrounding her [Laurel Hester] work are gripping and intense, and worthy of more coverage than I was able to fit into a short documentary. Those scenes should be very exciting! [...] It is important that the audience get to know Laurel and Stacie as an ordinary couple — loving each other, paying bills and setting up a home and everything else that comes with a long-term commitment — before we discover that Laurel is ill," Wade said. "I never knew Laurel and Stacie prior to Laurel’s illness — by the time I’d met them, their roles had settled into patient and caregiver. It’s really important, especially for the heterosexual audience, to see Laurel and Stacie’s relationship as any other." — Filmmacherin Cynthia Wade über den Dreh eines Spielfilms im Vergleich zu einer Dokumentation (Quelle: afterellen.com)
     
  • "She saw the documentary and was moved by the story, She understands the potential power of a feature version of the film. She is a very smart and very talented. I am thrilled that she is involved in this project — she has countless offers to appear in many movies, and the fact that she is so strongly attached to this film is a testament to how special Laurel Hester was, and how important Laurel and Stacie’s story is to this country’s slow move towards true equality." — Filmmacherin Cynthia Wade über Ellens Motivation (Quelle: afterellen.com)
     
  • “It’s very direct in showing how discrimination against the LGBT community affects people. There’s no getting around the unfairness that happened here, and just how illogical and almost psychopathic it felt. And it’s so exciting to get to do a love story with the sex that you actually fall for. I’m thrilled about it.” — Schauspielerin Ellen Page über die Botschaft des Filmes (Quelle: www.out.com)
     
  • “I remember just seeing the trailer for the documentary and I was instantly brought to tears. Tremendous love stories between women have been made, of course. Some of them are my favorite movies. But to have a love story that brings up the civil rights issue, in relation to women—that we haven’t seen enough in the forefront.” — Schauspielerin Ellen Page über die gleichnamige Dokumentation (Quelle: www.ew.com)
     
  • "It’s not often in the movies that we get to talk about our heroes. And to me, Laurel Hester is a hero — I knew that as soon as I came to know her story." — Regisseur Peter Sollett über Laurel Hester (Quelle: buzzfeed.com)
     
  • "The political story and the personal story are one for me,” Sollett said. “It’s always our own sort of issues that pop up when we’re falling in love. But unfortunately, on top of those, these women had to deal with the prejudice and the obstacles set up for them by their local government. But for me, they’re one and the same: The personal is the political." — Regisseur Peter Sollett über den Film (Quelle: buzzfeed.com)
     
  • "It was simply the most beautiful script I had ever read. It’s a very rare thing to find a piece of material that so accurately expresses one’s views about the world." — Regisseur Peter Sollett über sein Interesse am Film (Quelle: buzzfeed.com)
     
  • "Moore was research-oriented, and took the beautiful documentary and the journalism that was available on the subject and really internalized it. She made it her mission to become an expert on the life of Laurel Hester. And it infused her choices within the scenes, and this is an important guiding light for us because it kept us honest." — Regisseur Peter Sollett über Julianne Moores Vorbereitung für ihre Rolle (Quelle: buzzfeed.com)
     
  • "With Ellen, an actress we know and love and I think audiences completely embrace, I don't think it's wrong to use the words 'breakthrough performance.' She feels different, her physicality is different — the transformation is new. That was thrilling. She was incredibly excited about that; she was being more honest. I think she was exposing more of her personal life, more of herself." — Regisseur Peter Sollett über die Zusammenarbeit mit Ellen Page (Quelle: buzzfeed.com)

Releasetermine:
 

Land

Datum

Festival / Event / Ort / Bemerkung

Webseite

USA

2. Oktober 2015

Limitierter Kinostart

 

 

16. Oktober 2015

Weltweiter Kinostart

 

Frankreich

3. Februar 2016

Kinostart

 

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