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How Love Won: The Fight For Marriage Equality

“A brilliant and emotionally powerful documentary” about the moment that changed everything in the battle for same-sex marriage. Go behind the scenes and discover the secret psychological weapon Minnesota LGBT activists deployed in this “unwinnable” campaign that had failed in 30 other states. It's an inspiring story of going from sure defeat to winning more than anyone dared hope. Experience the pain and joy of the campaign that not only changed history, but changed the lives of activists in profound and unexpected ways.

  • Michael McIntee
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    1 hour 21 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 8, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    United States
    April 12, 2016
    World Premiere
    Audience Choice: MN-Made Feature Documentary
  • St. Cloud Film Festival
    St. Cloud, MN
    United States
    November 6, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Oxford Film Festival
    Oxford, Mississippi
    United States
    February 17, 2017
    Mississippi Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Grand Rapids Film Festival
    Grand Rapids
    United States
    April 8, 2017
Director Biography - Michael McIntee

Michael McIntee is a former network TV news executive turned independent journalist. He helped found The UpTake, which did groundbreaking live online video news coverage in the 2008 political conventions, campaigns and recounts, and the 2010 uprising against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. This is his first feature documentary; it was inspired by The UpTake’s coverage of the debate over marriage equality.

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