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Documentary Feature  





Directed by
Cynthia Wade
USA / 2007 / 38 minutes

Screening Times and Venues:
Woodstock Community Center
10/12/2007, 5:30PM
Upstate Films II
10/13/2007, 7:30PM
"Freeheld" follows the historic battle of Lieutenant Laurel Hester, a dying New Jersey police officer who fights to transfer her pension to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree. As her elected officials, The Freeholders, stand firmly against her, and the town explodes around her, Laurel races against time to provide for the love of her life -- before it is too late.
Cynthia Wade is a NYC-based documentary filmmaker. Her short documentary "Freeheld" won a Special Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, and her award-winning HBO documentary "Shelter Dogs" was broadcast in seven countries. Wade directed the 1999 Cinemax Reel Life documentary "Grist For The Mill," which The Hollywood Reporter called "a delight full of quirky moments and clever humor." She was co-producer and principal verite cinematographer for the 1998 PBS documentary "Taken In: The Lives of America's Foster Children," which won a duPont-Columbia Award for Excellence in Journalism. Wade has been a Director of Photography for PBS, HBO/Cinemax, Bravo, AMC, MTV, A&E, Discovery, TNT, Oxygen, LOGO and The History Channel. She received a BA cum laude from Smith College and an MA in Documentary Film Production from Stanford University. Wade runs a video production company and teaches advanced digital cinematography at the New School.
Cast/Featuring: need
Producer(s): Cynthia Wade, Vanessa Roth
Director(s): Cynthia Wade
Cinematographer(s): Cynthia Wade
Editor(s): David Teague
Composer(s)/Music: Rob Schwimmer

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