To A More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor
Begins June 7
Riveting Portrayal of a Personal Quest for Justice
To A More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor chronicles unlikely heroes — octogenarian Edie Windsor and her attorney, Roberta Kaplan, on their quest for justice. Edie had been forced to pay a huge estate tax bill upon the death of her spouse because the federal government denied federal benefits to same-sex couples – and Edie’s spouse was a woman. Deeply offended by this lack of recognition of her more than forty-year relationship with the love of her life, Edie decided to sue the United States government – and won. Windsor and Kaplan’s legal and personal journeys are told in their own words and through interviews with others including well-known supporters and opponents. Beyond the story of this pivotal case in the marriage-equality movement and the stories behind it, the film also tells the story of our journey as a people, as a culture, and as citizens with equal rights.
The event will include an exclusive introduction and Q&A with director, Donna Zaccaro. In addition, audiences will enjoy a special behind-the-scenes look at the making of the documentary and footage of the cast’s red carpet arrivals at the Manhattan Film Festival screening in April.