Question 1 the Movie Premieres in Sacramento Tonight
by Paul Hogarth‚
Feb. 01‚ 2012
As marriage equality returns to the Maine ballot this November, a new documentary on the 2009 effort has a West Coast premiere tonight in Sacramento. After the Prop 8 defeat in California, many activists like myself traveled to Maine in 2009 – hoping to make it the first state to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples. We fell short, but the campaign helped reframe the issue and lay the groundwork for a successful run in 2012. Back in 2009, filmmakers Joe Fox and James Nubile were given unlimited access to both campaigns – and their documentary is powerful and compelling. Candid interviews with “Yes on 1” spokesman Marc Mutty, who admits that the campaign lied to voters about gay marriage (and how Sacramento-based consultant Frank Schubert called all the shots), have generated major press coverage in Maine. Mutty claims that his words were taken out of context, but the 90-minute documentary will thoroughly debunk that notion. “Question 1” the Movie premiers at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Crest Theater in Sacramento (1013 K Street.) Tickets are sold out, but there will be a wait-list open 30 minutes before the screening.
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