FreeheldIt's magical sometimes when films come by just at the right moment to touch viewers, make a statement, and perhaps change lives.

The first trailer for "Freeheld" is here, and this might be one of those cases now that the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage to be legal in all states. Based on the 2007 Oscar-winning documentary short of the same title, "Freeheld" tells the story of New Jersey police officer Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore) and her fight to leave her pension benefits to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree (Ellen Page).
From the trailer, the movie looks to be part love story between Laurel and Stacie, and part political fight after Laurel is diagnosed with lung cancer. She wants her benefits to go to her partner, just as all the other cops' benefits go to their spouses in case of death.

It's a stirring story, and a stark reminder of how much (and how little) has changed in the marriage equality movement. We also wouldn't be surprised if the murderer's row of actors, most of whom already have Oscar nominations — including Michael Shannon and Steve Carell — get awards notice this season.

"Freeheld" opens in limited release Oct. 2.

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