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7/31/07: Freeheld

By Jennifer Napier-Pearce

Salt Lake City, UT – For 25 years, Lieutenant Laurel Hester served the citizens of Ocean County, New Jersey and gained the respect of her peers and commanders. Her dying wish - to have her death benefits awarded to her same-sex partner - sparked a debate being echoed in communities across the country. Jennifer Napier-Pearce is joined by award-winning documentary filmmaker Cynthia Wade for an examination of the of the controversy surrounding partner benefits.

  • Freeheld will screen with Outside, a documentary on homeless youth, Tuesday, July 31 at 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at the Tower Theatre. A question and answer session with the filmmakers will accompany the 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. screenings. For more information, call the Salt Lake City Film Center at 801-746-7000 or visit them on-line

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