A man whose two defining passions much of the world cannot reconcile: his love for God, and for his partner Mark. Love Free or Die is about church and state, love and marriage, faith and identity – and one man’s struggle to dispel the notion that God’s love has limits.
Bishop Gene Robinson who’s featured in the film LOVE FREE OR DIE will be our special guest at the ITVS Community Cinema presentation of the film. Retired from the Diocese of New Hampshire in January this year, Bishop Robinson is currently a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.
Directed by Macky Alston, LOVE FREE OR DIE follows Gene Robinson, the first openly gay person to be elected bishop in the high church traditions of Christianity. His 2003 elevation, in the Episcopal diocese of New Hampshire, ignited a worldwide firestorm in the Anglican Communion that has threatened schism. Even as he has pushed for greater inclusion within his own church, Bishop Robinson has become a standard bearer in the fight over the rights of LGBT people to receive full acceptance in church and state.
The ITVS Community Cinema [DC] event with Gene Robinson is free and open to the public.
Community Partners: Institute for Policy Studies, WHUT, Busboys and Poets, Washington DC Jewish Community Center, Center for Social Media at American University, Reel Affirmations, Washington National Cathedral, and SMYAL.
Community Cinema is a free monthly screening series, featuring sneak peeks of films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. In over 65 cities nationwide, screenings are followed by lively panel discussions that bring together citizens, organizations and public television stations to encourage dialogue and action around important and timely social issues.
Community Cinema [DC] hosts screenings each month (from October to June) at Busboys and Poets and the Washington DC Jewish Community Center. ITVS also hosts special premieres and events in Washington, DC throughout the year. Find out all about it.