A new clip from FREEHELD has just been released as the film expands to additional cities today.
The scene features Julianne Moore as the real-life Laurel Hester asking local county officials to grant her request to leave her pension to her domestic partner Stacie Andree, played by Ellen Page.
Watch the “Equality” clip here: https://youtu.be/moPCWr-PfuQ
Today FREEHELD expands to additional markets including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, OR, San Diego, Sa Francisco, Seattle, Washington, DC, and West Palm Beach.
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.
Cast: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon, Steve Carell, Josh Charles
Directed by: Peter Sollett
Produced By: Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Cynthia Wade, Jack Selby, Duncan Montgomery, James D. Stern, Julie Goldstein, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Kelly Bush and Ellen Page