"An Affirmative Act," Gay Marriage Courtroom Drama with Charles Durning, Justin Deas, to Open April 1

News   "An Affirmative Act," Gay Marriage Courtroom Drama with Charles Durning, Justin Deas, to Open April 1
 
"An Affirmative Act," a film dealing with the legal battle over gay marriage, will be released in select theatres nationwide April 1.

Written and produced by Kenneth Del Vecchio and directed by Jana Mattioli, the film's cast includes Charles Durning, Costas Mandylor, Eric Etebari, Blanche Baker, Thomas G. Waites, Justin Deas, Jackie Martling, Robert Clohessy, Nina Transfeld, Randy Jones, Rob Moretti, Jeffrey H. Johns, Greg Jackson, Candice Holdorf and Elissa Goldstein. According to press notes, the film "is the story of a lesbian couple charged with fraud for marrying under the false pretenses of being a heterosexual couple. They did so in order to adopt their child and to obtain equal benefits  and rights. Defended by a charismatic heterosexual attorney and opposed by a governor seeking to protect his anti-gay marriage bill, a massive media-covered courtroom battle ensues."

"An Affirmative Act" will open in New York City (AMC Loews Village 7), Los Angeles (AMC Broadway in Santa Monica), Boston (AMC Liberty Tree Mall), Chicago (Kerasotes ShowPlace ICON) and Seacaucus, NJ (Kerasotes ShowPlace 14) on April 1, with an April 15 release in San Francisco (Four Star Theater) and Palm Springs (Cinemas Palme d’Or).

The film will be distributed in North America and Great Britain by Take 2 Releasing (an affiliate of Palisades Tartan Films). Multivisionnaire Pictures will handle foreign distribution.


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