The upcoming film “Freeheld” is gonna be hitting the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend and rather than something like a traditional trailer or poster or any of that other nonsense the powers that be have instead chosen to showcase something else which is entirely, subversively, attractive. Check it out:

 

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The movie has a sad tone underneath which undoubtedly is what attracted Moore and Page to their respective roles. They love movies that allow them to showcase their acting ability and this movie has piqued my interest. I’m not entirely sure that I will seek this movie out when it’s released but it’s certainly on my radar for a Netflix release. Here’s the official synopsis and team bringing us this poignant tale:

 

Based on the Oscar®-winning short documentary and adapted by the writer of Philadelphia, Freeheld is the true love story of Laurel Hester [Julianne Moore] and Stacie Andree [Ellen Page] and their fight for justice.  A decorated New Jersey police detective, Laurel is diagnosed with cancer and wants to leave her hard earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie.  However the county officials, Freeholders, conspire to prevent Laurel from doing this. Hard-nosed detective Dane Wells [Michael Shannon], and activist Steven Goldstein [Steve Carell], unite in Laurel and Stacie’s defense, rallying police officers and ordinary citizens to support their struggle for equality.

Cast: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon, Steve Carell, Josh Charles
Directed by: Peter Sollett
Produced By: Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Cynthia Wade, Jack Selby, Duncan Montgomery, James D. Stern, Julie Goldstein, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Kelly Bush and Ellen Page
Release Date: October 2, 2015

 

Check out the trailer:

 

 

Source: Lionsgate

 

 

 

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