Since beginning in 1996, the North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (proudly produced by the Carolina Theatre of Durham) celebrates a worldwide glimpse of today’s gay and lesbian life, helping bring the community together and features entertaining and sophisticated films and filmmaking.
The Campaign takes a comprehensive look at California's historic No-on-8 campaign to defend same-sex marriage that unfolded in 2008, situating that battle within a 40-year national story that traces arguments against same-sex marriage since the 1960s. The narrative focuses on an ensemble of five characters — Alison, Holli, Richard, Anne and Claudia — as they labor tirelessly to defeat Proposition 8, sacrificing time with the families they are literally fighting for the right to love. Their powerful, personal stories are lushly interwoven with historical footage that highlights how LGBT Americans have fought for recognition of same sex relationships over time. From Anita Bryant’s “Save our Children” campaign to more recent struggles at the ballot box like Proposition 8, The Campaign emerges as an unprecedented installment of LGBT social history and a signature documentary on one of the most pressing civil rights issues of our times: same-sex marriage.
Proposition 8 Timeline
The film is preceded by a 16 min documentary, Win or Lose: In this inspiring story from the struggle for marriage equality, a photographer takes up his camera to fight a proposed amendment to the North Carolina Constitution.
Tickets can be purchased in advance beginning Monday, August 5th and are $10, click here to purchase.
I've set the meetup time 30 mins prior to show time due to crowds. Total running time is just about 1 hr 20 mins (7:15 pm - 8:35 pm) so let's head to Bull City Burger and Brewery afterwards for conversation. (We'll gather in lobby, outside cinema, afterwards for those who want to go out).