FREEHELD

True Story, Drama | 2015

When a New Jersey Cop is diagnosed with Cancer she fights for the right to leave her government pension to her lesbian partner.



Cast & Credits

Director: Peter Sollett
Cast: Julianne Moore (Academy Award Winner), Ellen Page (Academy Award Nominee, Golden Globe Winner), Michael Shannon (Academy Award Nominee), Luke Grimes



Synopsis

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.