Limited Partnership Directed
Thomas G. Miller USA / 2014 / 76 minutes East Coast Premiere
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SYNOPSIS: Limited Partnership is a love story spanning 40 years between two men who fought the system and never gave up. In 1975, Richard, a Filipino-American, married his lover, Tony, an Australian citizen living in the US, thus becoming one of the first gay couples to legally marry. Soon, though, the happy couple received a 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 by this blatant show of discrimination, the couple sued the U.S. government, becoming the first to officially seek equal treatment for a same–sex marriage in the U.S. What ensued for the two men was decades of legal battles that mirrored the LGBT marriage and immigration equality movements. Through it all, they never lost their sense of humor and joyous disposition.
A David and Goliath story, Limited Partnership is ultimately both celebratory and inspiring, reminding us that love and tenacity are powerful life tools. –Svetlana Krotek
BIO: Thomas Miller has worked on documentaries and in public television since 1994. He associate produced the Sundance award-winning film Licensed To Kill (POV-PBS), and co-produced the current film festival award winning film Code Black. Tom co-produced and edited Fender Philosophers for PBS and Camp Out (Logo). He has edited the feature documentary films, Rock the Boat (HBO), Good Kurds, Bad Kurds (2000 WFF), and Home of the Brave. He produced and directed the award-winning feature documentary, ONE BAD CAT: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story (Ovation). Tom is on the board of the International Documentary Association and has been teaching editing, documentary filmmaking and mentoring the Sloan Science films at the USC School of Cinematic Arts since 2004. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the Writer’s Guild of America, West. He is also a pediatrician and has served as medical consultant for Sesame Street and other film and television series. He graduated with a BS degree in zoology from The University of Michigan, an MD from the Medical College of Ohio and an MFA from the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
Cast/Featuring: Tony Sullivan, Richard Adams
Producer(s): Kirk Marcolina, Thomas G. Miller
Director(s): Thomas G. Miller
Screenwriter(s): Thomas G. Miller, Kirk Marcolina, Carl Pfirman, Monique Zavistovski
Cinematographer(s): Derth Adams, S. Leo Chiang, Nancy Huffman, Kirk Marcolina
Editor(s): Carl Pfirman, Monique Zavistovski, Kirk Marcolina, Thomas G. Miller
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