October 2, 2015
(limited; wide: Oct. 16)
Director: Peter Sollett
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some thematic elements, language and sexuality)
Screenwriter: Ron Nyswaner
Starring: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon, Steve Carell
Copyright Holder: N/A
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.