Film Preview & Trailer: Freeheld – NY Policewoman Lauren Hester’s Fight For Justice
From the Oscar®-nominated writer of Philadelphia, comes FREEHELD, the true love story of Laurel Hester [Julianne Moore] and Stacie Andree [Ellen Page] and their fight for justice.
Freeheld is a 2015 American drama film directed by Peter Sollett and written by Ron Nyswaner.
The film stars Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Steve Carell, Luke Grimes, and Michael Shannon, and is based on the 2007 documentary short film of the same name about real police officer Laurel Hester’s (Moore) fight against the Ocean County, New Jersey, Board of Chosen Freeholders, to allow her pension benefits to be transferred to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree, after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.
A decorated New Jersey police detective, Laurel is diagnosed with cancer, and wants to leave her hard-earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie. However, the county officials, Freeholders, conspire to prevent Laurel from doing this.
Hard-nosed detective Dane Wells [Michael Shannon], and activist Steven Goldstein [Steve Carell], unite in Laurel and Stacie’s defence, rallying police officers and ordinary citizens to support their struggle for equality.
The film also includes a song called “Hands of Love” by Miley Cyrus.
In Irish cinemas, digital HD and DVD, from February 19, 2016.