Directed by Linda Bloodworth Thomason
80 min / USA / 2013
**Post-film Q&A moderated by Weston Clark featuring James Esseks, Director of the ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & AIDS Project, and Kody Partridge and Laurie Wood, plaintiffs in the case that struck down Utah’s same-sex marriage ban
BRIDEGROOM tells the emotional journey of Shane and Tom, two young men in a loving and committed relationship — a relationship that was cut tragically short by a misstep off the side of a roof. The story of what happened after this accidental death– of how people without the legal protections of marriage can find themselves completely shut out and ostracized– is poignant, enraging and opens a window onto the issue of marriage equality like no speech or lecture ever will.
Winner: Audience Award for Best Documentary – 2013 Tribeca Film Festival; Winner: Audience Award for Best Documentary – 2013 Toronto Inside Out Festival; Winner: Outstanding Documentary Feature – 2013 OUTFEST Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival