St. Cloud Film Fest Features Marriage Equality Documentary
ST. CLOUD -- A story about the fight for equality, the fight to love and the challenge to change social norms will be apart of this year's St. Cloud Film Fest.
The documentary How Love Won: The Fight for Marriage Equality in Minnesota will be showing at the Pioneer Place, Sunday at 4:00 p.m.
Director and producer Michael McIntee says the documentary highlights the process of getting marriage equality in Minnesota.
"At the end the people who were opposed to marriage equality lost and those who were for it won. But a lot of other things happened behind the scenes that are really interesting. It's a story about not just how campaign worked but the psychology of it and how the people who were involved were actually changed by the campaign."
McIntee says the documentary is a cure for election negativity. He says the upcoming election has sparked a lot of controversy and the documentary will show how election outcome can provide positive changes.
"This is a documentary about how something in an election changed things for the positive and that's what this documentary shows is how people felt after this whole thing passed, how it helped their lives, how it was important for them. I don't know where you might sit on the issue but you [can] watch this thing and say peoples lives were improved, peoples lives got better."
The film won the Audience Choice Award at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival. The documentary also scored a higher rating than any of the 60 other documentaries at the festival.
Over 50 films are entered in this year's St. Cloud Film Fest for a full list of films and showing locations visit the St. Cloud Film Fest website by clicking here.