Freeheld documentary, discussion comes to CAC’s Signal Peak Campus October 20

October 13, 2008

PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – Central Arizona College is sponsoring an evening of film and discussion on Monday, Oct. 20, when the Academy Award-winning documentary Freeheld is shown on the Signal Peak Campus.
The community event is free and open to the public.
The evening begins at 7 p.m. with a screening of the 38-minute film that will be followed by a live panel discussion featuring civic leaders. The film and discussion will take place in Room 101 of the Student Services Building (Building M, clock tower).
Freeheld follows the landmark legal battle of Lieutenant Laurel Hester, a dying New Jersey police officer, who fights to transfer her pension benefits to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree.
As her elected officials, The Freeholders stand firmly against her and the town explodes around her. Hester races against time to provide for the love of her life before it is too late.
Cynthia Wade, who made the documentary, won an Academy Award for the film under the category Best Documentary Short Subject. Her film Shelter Dogs for HBO won five Academy Awards in 2004.
The documentary is jointly sponsored by Equality Arizona, Central Arizona College’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Straight (GLBTS) Alliance and CAC Community Events.
For more information on the event, please contact Heather Moulton, CAC professor of English, by phone at 520-494-5384, or by e-mail at


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