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1 hr. 25 min.

Plot Summary
Jim de Sève examines the emotional and legal struggles of a Florida policewoman and an Oklahoma farmer after the deaths of their respective same-sex life partners. De Sève highlights voices on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate and traces the history of marriage as a legal, social and religious construction in the United States, ultimately drawing parallels between the language used to denounce same-sex marriage in the 2000s and the anti-miscegenation rhetoric of the 1950s.

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Director: Jim de Sève

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: IDP Distribution

Tying the Knot (2004)

Release Date: May 5th, 2004|1 hr. 25 min.

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  • 75
    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    Succeeds anyway, by putting a poignant human face on the struggle for equal rights. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    It's not a great film, but there's something to be said for a cool-button treatment of a hot-button issue. show more

  • 75
    New York Daily News

    Besides the personal stories, de Sève deftly puts the issue in historical and political perspective through an overview of the evolution of marriage, plus a slew of talking heads representing both sides of the battle. show more

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