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Community Cinema: Love Free or Die

Jun 16 - 4:00pm
Not Rated
82 minutes

Free show! The Community Cinema Series previews PBS Independent Lens films prior to their release. Films are followed by lively panel discussions that connect the audience with organizations, resources, and opportunities to get involved in some of today's key social issues.

Love Free or Die is the true story about gay Bishop Gene Robinson whose two defining passions the world cannot reconcile: his love for God and for his partner Mark. It 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. In the film, Gene Robinson becomes the first openly gay person to be elected bishop in the high church traditions of Christendom. Bishop Robinson confronts those who use religion as an instrument of oppression, and claims a place in the church and society, not just for LGBT people, but for all. By changing the church, he can change the world.