Entry Denied, dir. Machu Latorre, 2012, USA, 28 min. [click “Read more” below]
Wednesday, June 26, 4:30 pm @ Castro
|Dr. Mathilde Krim|
|Elizabeth Taylor testifying|
to the U.S. Congress
Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman combine archival footage of Elizabeth Taylor with interviews with Dr. Mathilde Krim and others to form a compelling record of their groundbreaking collaboration and its significant achievements. Well done, highly recommended.
Entry Denied tells the story of three bi-national lesbian and gay couples who, because of the discrimination enshrined in the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) were unable to take advantage of the immigration opportunities afforded to opposite-sex spouses, even in cases where they were legally married under state law. Of course, just hours before the screening at the Castro Theatre, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional Section 3 of DOMA, the part that prohibited the federal government from granting any benefits to same-sex marriages. That means that the main thrust of the film is now a moot point, but it remains an important historical record of the discrimination that same-sex couples suffered for so many years and of the reasons that we must continue to fight for equality in all aspects of the law. Well done, highly recommended.
The Battle of amfAR • IMDb page • Official website with trailer (Vimeo) • amfAR website
Entry Denied • IMDb page • Official website • watch it on Vimeo • Out 4 Immigration website