CineLife Entertainment to screen doc on LGBTQ civil-rights pioneer Edie Windsor

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Spotlight Cinema Network’s newly formed event division CineLife Entertainment will focus on historic LGBTQ civil-rights figure Edie Windsor with filmmaker Donna Zaccaro’s new documentary To A More Perfect Union: U.S. V. Windsor.

CineLife Entertainment will bring the Ferrodonna Features documentary to more than 150 screens nationwide beginning on June 7, 2018, including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Denver, Atlanta, Austin, Palm Springs and San Diego, timed to the anniversary of this landmark Supreme Court decision. 

The film features interviews with notable voices in this civil-rights battle, including Windsor, Roberta Kaplan (Windsor attorney), Pam Karlan (Windsor legal team and co-director, Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic), comedian Rosie O’Donnell, New York magazine writer Frank Rich, activist Hilary Rosen, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, and Freedom to Marry founder Evan Wolfson.

“It is a true privilege to be working with Donna and the Ferrodonna team on this brilliant and important film” said CineLife Entertainment managing director Mark Rupp. “We look forward to bringing Edith Windsor’s story to a discerning audience on big screens across the U.S. for Pride Month.”

Upon the death of her spouse Thea Spyer, Windsor was forced to pay a huge estate tax bill because the government denied federal benefits to same-sex couples. Windsor became a renowned LGBTQ civil rights advocate when she chose to sue the United States government to recognize her more than 40-year union—and won.

Spotlight Cinema Network represents nearly 300 venues nationwide and over 1,100 screens specializing in independent and prestige Hollywood films. Owned by Mark Cuban, Todd Wagner and Arthouse Marketing Group, Spotlight represents top-tier art house, luxury and independent exhibitors including Landmark Theatres, Angelika Film Center, Laemmle Theatres, Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas and CineBistro.