A true story of love and injustice…
2015. 103 min. Directed by Peter Sollett. Screenplay by Ron Nyswaner. English. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language and sexuality.
Academy award winner Julianne Moore portrays Laurel Hester, a lesbian and decorated police detective in Ocean County, New Jersey. Following her diagnosis with terminal lung cancer in 2005, Hester appeals to the county board of chosen freeholders to ensure that her pension benefits are passed on to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree (Ellen Page).
Laurel’s appeals denied, she receives support from hard-nosed police colleague Dane Wells (Michael Shannon) and LGBTQ justice activist Steven Goldstein (Steve Carell). They unite to rally fellow police officers and ordinary citizens to support the couple’s fight for equality.
Co-sponsored by the Brandywine Peace Community. For directions to the Peace Center of Delaware County and more information, visit www.delcopeacecenter.org or call 484-574-1148.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for light refreshments.