WHO’S IN IT?
Julianne Moore (Still Alice), Ellen Page (Juno), Michael Shannon (99 Homes), Steve Carell (The Big Short), Luke Grimes (American Sniper), Josh Charles (Dead Poets Society), Mary Birdsong (The Descendants), Kelly Deadmon (Snake Eyes), Gabriel Luna (Bernie)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Peter Sollett (Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist), director; Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia), writer; Kelly Bush (Into the Forest), Phil Hunt (Ashby), Duncan Montgomery (Drop Dead Sexy), Compton Ross (Hector and the Search for Happiness), Jack Selby (The Sacred), Michael Shamberg (A Walk Among The Tombstones), Stacey Sher (Django Unchained), James D. Stern (Looper) and Cynthia Wade (film debut), producers; Johnny Marr (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and Hans Zimmer (Interstellar), composers; Maryse Alberti (Creed), cinematographer; Andrew Mondshein (The Sixth Sense), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Decorated New Jersey police detective Laurel Hester (Moore) is diagnosed with lung cancer, and wishes to leave her earnings to her domestic partner Stacie Andree (Page) – however, the County Officials deny her wish, prompting enthusiastic support for Laurel and Stacie, including from Laurel’s hard-boiled detective Dane Wells (Shannon) and flamboyant activist Steven Goldstein (Carell), to force the powers that be to change their minds…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Based on the Oscar-winning short documentary of the same name, Freeheld is a powerful tale of love and equality that feels more timely than ever.