Inlaws & Outlaws


Movie Tour Heads to New England!

tour_logo_big.jpg The second leg of the Inlaws & Outlaws Movie Tour takes the film to theatres, schools and communities all over New England starting Thursday, March 27 with a special presentation of the film at the illustrious Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Joining director Drew Emery at the Music Hall will be Bishop Gene Robinson, the first and only openly gay bishop of the Episcopal Church, and bishop of the New Hampshire Diocese. Bishop Robinson and Emery will hold an audience discussion following the Wild Card Series showing of the film at the Music Hall.

MusicHall.jpg The following day, Emery is a special guest at the prestigious Philips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire -- where he will also present to several classes before a screening at the Academy on Friday, March 28 at 6:30 pm.

Next up, the film heads to theatres in Maine, Massachussetts, Connecticutt and Rhode Island for three weeks of special engagements.

Stay tuned for the complete list of New England engagements coming soon.



Dean Diggins

March 29, 2008

I was profoundly touched by your film at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH two nights ago. I went up to Drew in the lobby and mentioned that I had lost my life partner of 44 years and therefore found the film especially touching. What I didn't mention was that I have been dealing with soul-shattering grief for 16 months. By hearing Chuck's story--the man who had been with his partner for 50 years--I realised how incredibly lucky I have been. While there were many similarities, there were some dramatic contrasts. Chuck and his friend were alone, and the refusal of the American flag for his armed services veteran friend was devastating and unfair. In our case, we had many friends, were accepted by the entire community, and did not have to deal with sudden death. My friend, Jack, had congestive heart failure and just faded away for 2 years--I was with him all the time and we maintained an almost normal life with many friends, films, theatre, and restaurants in spite of 13 meds every day and some mental confusion. His last 3 days in the hospital were full of friends saying goodbye--as many said, "a fairy tale ending(no pun intended!). We hope we'll be so lucky." And so, for the first time, I'm beginning to feel better--largely because of Chuck's poignant story. Thank you for a life-changing event.

Deirdre Hebert

March 29, 2008

A friend of mine invited me to this film, and I wasn't sure what to expect. The Music Hall in Portsmouth is known for screening productions that are exceptional, yet for some reason don't make it to the mainstream screens, but I wasn't sure about this one.

I knew that Bishop Robinson would be there, but I didn't know if I was going to see a boring documentary, or another sad tale of the way LGBT folk are treated in the United States.

When the film started, it wasn't long before I started laughing. It wasn't long before I felt a bit sad. As it progressed, I felt the gamut of emotion that has defined my life. The victories, the heartbreaks, the successes, the failures. At the end though, there was one emotion left; hope.

I hope that our world is going to the place that this film seems to suggest that it might.

Being a bit older, I tend to be cynical. Having grown up transsexual in a very conservative family, I've had my dreams shattered. Still, this film, while not about transsexual, allowed me to think that I still might be able to dream. It rekindled a spark of hope that I was afraid had been extinguished permanently.

Thank you.

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