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Church & State

Directed by Holly Tuckett, Kendall Wilcox

84 MIN

2018

United States

Rating: PG-13

Language: English

This screening is in honor of Utah’s 10th anniversary of the Marriage Equality Act. It features a post-film discussion with director Holly Tuckett, and editor, Torben Bernhard, hosted by Doug Fabrizio.

Church & State is the improbable story of a brash, inexperienced gay activist and a tiny Salt Lake City law firm that joined forces to topple Utah’s gay marriage ban. The film’s ride on the bumpy road to equality in Utah offers a glimpse at the Mormon church’s influence in state politics and the squabbles inside the gay community that nearly derailed a chance to make history.

Church & State is a story of triumph, setback and a little-known lawsuit that should have failed, but instead paved the way for a U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized gay unions nationwide.

Awards

US Special Jury Award, Best Documentary Feature - 2018 American Documentary Festival
Best Documentary Feature - 2018 International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema

Honors:

Nominee Best Director of a Feature Documentary - 2018 International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema

Community Events Supported by Utah Film Center

December 20, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Rose Wagner

This screening is in honor of Utah’s 10th anniversary of the Marriage Equality Act. It features a post-film discussion with director Holly Tuckett, and editor, Torben Bernhard, hosted by Doug Fabrizio.

FREE

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