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3.9
8 Ratings

Freeheld

Directed by Cynthia Wade
United States, 2007
Documentary, Short

Synopsis

Lieutenant Laurel Hester is dying. All she wants to do is leave her pension benefits to her life partner – Stacie, so Stacie can afford to keep their house. Laurel is told no; they are not husband and wife.

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Freeheld Directed by Cynthia Wade

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2008 | Winner: Best Documentary, Short Subjects

Sundance Film Festival

2007 | Winner: Short Filmmaking Special Jury Prize

Outfest: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

2007 | Winner: Documentary - Short (Audience Award)

Seattle International Film Festival

2007 | Winner: Short Film Competition Special Jury Award