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2015 Salem Film Fest

LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

Sponsored by: The LaBonte Family & Salem Community Arts Center

Directed by Thomas G. Miller

USA / 2014 / 77 mins / English / New England Premiere

LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

PEM Morse Auditorium
Saturday, March, 7, 2015 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

Description

LIMITED PARTNERSHIP is the 40-year love story between Filipino-American Richard Adams and Australian Tony Sullivan, who, in 1975, became one of the first same-sex couples to be legally married. After applying for a green card for Tony based on their marriage, the couple received a denial letter from the Immigration and Naturalization Service stating, “You have failed to establish that a bona fide marital relationship can exist between two faggots.” Outraged at the tone, tenor, and politics of this letter, and seeking to prevent Tony’s impending deportation, the couple sued the US government, filing the first federal lawsuit seeking equal treatment for a same-sex marriage in US history.

Dates & Times

LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

PEM Morse Auditorium
Saturday, March, 7, 2015 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

Sponsors

The Labonte Family Salem Community Arts Center