Minnesota NOW is thrilled to host the area premiere of “March On,” a film documenting the emotional and physical journeys of five women, three men, and one baby who, with over a hundred thousand others, attended the National Equality March in October 2009. The film will be shown at 7 PM on Friday, April 13, at the Oak Ridge Conference Center in Chaska, MN. One of the film’s stars, Zoe Nicholson, will be in attendance and will host a post-screening Q & A.
Directed by Laura McFerrin, “March On” made its world premiere at the 2012 Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival, where it won the Audience Favorite Award. The film shares the stories of a lesbian couple from California who were one of the 18,000 allowed to marry before Prop 8; a New York gay couple who have been together 32 years, wrestling with both religious bigotry and marriage inequality in the New York courts; a chef dismissed from the Navy under the now-repealed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell; the founders of AreWeMarried.com
, a lesbian couple with a baby daughter and a mission to find where in the USA their marriage is legally recognized; and a life-long justice activist who has traveled this road for over 40 years.
The film also features the National Equality March appearances of Lt. Dan Choi, Michelle Clunie, Cleve Jones, Staceyann Chin, Cynthia Nixon, and Lady Gaga, who famously announces: “Obama, I know you’re listening!”
“March On” is being shown in conjunction with Minnesota NOW’s 2012 State Conference, “Equality for All,” occurring at Oak Ridge Conference Center on Saturday, April 14. Nicholson will speak, as will Richard Carlbom, Executive Director of Minnesotans United for All Families. Registration for the conference includes free admission to “March On.”
Tickets to the screening alone are $10, which includes popcorn, soda, and the discussion with Nicholson. Tickets will be available at the door, or may be pre-ordered at the Minnesota NOW state conference website: