October 28 only


10 Years Since Prop 8: Screening of THE CAMPAIGN and Community Discussion

Co-Presented by Frameline Film Festival and Campaign Productions

Ten years ago, Prop 8 passed, banning same-sex marriage in California. On October 28, the team behind THE CAMPAIGN presents a community screening and discussion to reflect upon the impact of that pivotal moment in LGBT and California history. Please join us for an evening of lively entertainment and thought-provoking discussion! Check back soon for further details.

THE CAMPAIGN follows California’s historic No-on-8 campaign to defend same-sex marriage through exclusive footage, interwoven with the powerful national history of same-sex relationship recognition since the 1950s. The story focuses on an ensemble of five characters – Alison, Holli, Richard, Anne, and Dani Claude – as they labor tirelessly to defeat Proposition 8, sacrificing time with the families they are fighting to protect. The film positions their efforts within the context of the turbulent legal and emotional landscapes of LGBT relationship recognition, from Anita Bryant’s “Save our Children,” to the invention of the word “Domestic Partner” in San Francisco, to Pat Buchanan’s declaration of a “culture war,” and finally to the wave of marriage bans that swept 41 states across the nation. The shocking passage of Prop 8 in seemingly LGBT-friendly California galvanized the US LGBT equality movement and the individual activists who dropped what they were doing and threw themselves into the largest social issue campaign the US has ever seen.

Featuring a beautiful original score from the Kronos Quartet and Jacob Garchik and noted by viewers as “inspiring,” “poignant,” and “must see viewing,” THE CAMPAIGN is a captivating portrait of a pivotal moment in LGBT social history that deepens our understanding of one of the most momentous civil rights issues of our times. THE CAMPAIGN  ultimately provides an intimate window into a timeless question: What inspires everyday people to opt in for something bigger than themselves?

Directed by Christie Herring. 2018. 62 minutes.

THE CAMPAIGN: Extended Trailer from Christie Herring on Vimeo.

NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.



THE CAMPAIGN: Upcoming Showtimes