A story about love and family explored
WHILE the debate still burns strongly in Australia, at the end of June America became the 21st country to legalise and recognise same-sex marriage following a Supreme Court ruling.
Other countries to legalise same-sex marriage include Argentina, Brazil, Canada, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
The art house movie Love is Strange screening tomorrow at Cinematinee at the Jetty Theatre, poignantly tells the story of an aging gay couple (played by Alfred Molina and John Lithgow) who after nearly four decades together, are finally able to marry.
"Cinema has the ability to promote discussion and debate within the community," Cinematinee curator Kate Howat said.
"Love is Strange offers a wonderful blend of comedy, romance and drama. While it deals with the topic of same-sex marriage equality it also tells a story about love and family: the families we're born with and the ones we make for ourselves".
Ben (Lithgow) and George (Molina) take advantage of New York's new marriage laws to tie the knot after being together for 39 years. Unfortunately, the Catholic school where George teaches does not approve, and they reluctantly fire him, forcing the couple to split up and stay with friends while they sell their apartment and look for cheaper housing.
Love is Strange screens tomorrow 10.30am and 1.30pm at the Jetty Theatre. Tickets available at www.jettytheatre.com and on 6652 8088.