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Title Freeheld / produced in association with Chicken & Egg Pictures ; director, Cynthia Wade ; producers, Vaness Roth & Matthew Syrett.

Publication Info. [Brooklyn, NY] : Lieutenant Films, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction DVD  DVD 346.015 FREEHELD    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Special features: Includes the entire Oscar® winning film, as well as 100 additional minutes of never-before-seen footage, including: Oscar Day: Behind the Scenes, The Making of Freeheld, Laurel and Stacie's Video Diary, Laurel's Childhood, Communities Respond to Freeheld.
GMD: videorecording.
Credits Editor, David Teague ; cinematography, Cynthia Wade ; composer, Rob Schwimmer.
Summary Detective Lieutenant Laurel Hester spent 25 years investigating tough cases in Ocean County, New Jersey, protecting the rights of victims and putting her life on the line. She had no reason to expect that in the last year of her life, after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer, that her final battle for justice would be for the woman she loved. The film chronicles Laurel's struggle to transfer her earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree. With less than six months to live, Laurel refuses to back down when her elected officials - the Ocean County Freeholders -deny her request to leave her pension to Stacie, an automatic option for heterosexual married couples. The film is structured chronologically, following both the escalation of Laurel's battle with the Freeholders and the decline of her health as cancer spreads to her brain.
System Details DVD; region 0.
Subject Hester, Laurel, 1956-2006.
Domestic partner benefits -- New Jersey -- Freehold (Township)
Lesbians -- Employment -- New Jersey -- Freehold (Township)
Policewomen -- New Jersey -- Freehold (Township)
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Added Author Wade, Cynthia (Cynthia Leigh)
Roth, Vanessa.
Syrett, Matthew.
Chicken & Egg Pictures (Firm)
Lieutenant Films (Firm)
ISBN 99.9500
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