To A More Perfect Union: U.S. V. Windsor

LOS ANGELES, CA -- In light of the recent news this week with the Supreme Court ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission shows that the fight for equal rights is a battle that's not over yet. But this Pride month join us to celebrate LGBTQ marriage equality with the groundbreaking documentary “To A More Perfect Union: U.S. V. Windsor”

Spotlight Cinema Network’s newly formed event division CineLife Entertainment, will shine a powerful light on historic LGBTQ civil rights figure Edie Windsor with filmmaker Donna Zaccaro’s (“Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way”) illuminating new documentary “To A More Perfect Union: U.S. V. Windsor.” CineLife Entertainment will bring the Ferrodonna Features Inc. acclaimed documentary to more than 150 screens nationwide beginning on June 7, 2018 with Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, D.C., Denver, Atlanta, Austin, Palm Springs, San Diego, etc. timed to the anniversary of this landmark Supreme Court decision.

The film features interviews with notable voices in this civil rights battle, including: Roberta Kaplan (Windsor Attorney), Pam Karlan (Windsor Legal Team & Co-Director, Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic), Rosie O’Donnell (Comedian, Actor & Activist), Frank Rich (Writer-At-Large, NY Magazine), Hilary Rosen (Communications Advisor & LGBT Activist), Richard Socarides (White House Special Assistant & Advisor to President Clinton), Matt Staver (Founder & Chairman of Liberty Counsel), Jeff Toobin (CNN Legal Analyst & New Yorker Staff Writer), Nina Totenberg (Legal Affairs Correspondent for National Public Radio), Tony West (Former Associate U.S. Attorney General), Edie Windsor (Plaintiff), Evan Wolfson (Founder & President of Freedom to Marry), among others.

“It is a true privilege to be working with Donna and the Ferrodonna team on this brilliant and important film” said CineLife Entertainment’s Managing Director Mark Rupp. “We look forward to bringing Edith Windsor’s story to a discerning audience on big screens across the US for Pride Month.”

“To A More Perfect Union: U.S. V. Windsor” shares a rich tapestry of love, marriage, and a fight for equality. The film chronicles unlikely heroes -- octogenarian Edie Windsor and her attorney, Roberta Kaplan, on their quest for justice. Upon the death of her spouse Thea Spyer, Windsor was forced to pay a huge estate tax bill because the government denied federal benefits to same-sex couples. Windsor became a renowned LGBTQ civil rights advocate when she chose to sue the United States government to recognize her more than 40 year union– and won. Windsor and Kaplan’s legal and personal journeys go beyond the story of this pivotal case in the marriage equality movement as Zaccaro tells the story of our journey as a culture, and as a country that promises its citizens equal rights for all.

Spotlight Cinema Network represents nearly 300 venues nationwide and over 1,100 screens specializing in the best of independent and “smart” Hollywood films. Spotlight offers an array of on-and-off-screen promotional opportunities that enable advertisers to reach consumers throughout their entire moviegoing experience. Owned by Mark Cuban, Todd Wagner and Arthouse Marketing Group, Spotlight represents top tier art house, luxury and independent exhibitors including Landmark Theatres, Angelika Film Center, Laemmle Theatres, Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas, CineBistro, among others.

CineLife Entertainment is the Event Cinema division of Spotlight Cinema Networks that markets and distributes events and other alternative content programs. CineLife offers a wide range of unique entertainment events including anime, musical theatre, documentaries, and concerts, as well as cult, classic, and indie films to cinemas throughout the United States and internationally.

“To A More Perfect Union: U.S. V. Windsor” Director/Producer Donna Zaccaro is the Founder & President of Ferrodonna Features Inc., a non-profit film production company with a mission of producing films about women, women’s issues, and social justice issues. Previously, Zaccaro Directed/Produced “Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way,” the critically acclaimed documentary about the trailblazer who made history as the first woman to run for national office on a major party ticket, which debuted on Showtime. Prior to founding her media production company, Zaccaro was an award-winning producer for the “Today” show at NBC News.

The deal was negotiated by Mark Rupp on behalf of Spotlight Cinema Network and by Lisa Lindo of Rocket Surgeon Productions and Steven Beer of Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo on behalf of Ferrodonna Features Inc.