One of the best (and most elegant) pieces of human understanding and compassion is Drew Emery’s film Inlaws & Outlaws. I’ve written about the Montana screenings we had this past spring and the fantastic impact it had on the audiences that gathered in Helena and Bozeman. It’s an amazing piece of work.
Now, this little gem has a chance for public distribution- and a better tool for compassion and understanding of gay relationships (and all relationships in my opinion) would be hard to find.
If everybody in America saw this film, opposition to marriage equality would melt away like a bad mood in a room full of puppies.
From the True Stories Project:
We’ve got terrific news! The National Education Telecommunications Association (NETA) has offered to distribute a full presentation of Inlaws & Outlaws on public television! That means that, if we act quickly, the film will be made available to virtually all public television stations in the US this Fall – including over 350+ PBS affiliates!
This is huge!
Public TV reaches over 117 million viewers a week. If we slice off even a modest amount of that, we’ll bring Inlaws & Outlaws to a much, much larger audience than it’s ever had. Just as same-sex marriage has finally arrived centerstage with President Obama’s support, we have the opportunity to reach millions of households with true stories we know change hearts & minds.
But to meet our deadline, we need your help — and we need it now.
We need our first $50,000 in underwriting by the end of September. Your support will pay for vital post-production for broadcast, closed captioning, station relations and more. Can you help?
You betcha. I’m in. Anybody else?
- Inlaws and Outlaws (davidhortonsblog.com)
- Greer Among Young NW LGBTQ Leaders Invited to The White House (dgsmith.org)
- Share Your Story- Montana LGBT Couples Needed (dgsmith.org)
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