When a bank robber's bullet ends the life of police officer Lois Marrero,
her wife of thirteen years, Mickie, is honored as her surviving spouse
but denied all pension benefits. When Sam, an Oklahoma rancher, loses
his beloved husband of 22 years, long-estranged cousins of his late spouse
try to lay claim to everything Sam has. As Mickie and Sam's lives are
put on trial, they are forced to confront the tragic reality that in the
eyes of the law their marriages mean nothing. From an historical trip
to the Middle Ages, to gay hippies storming the Manhattan marriage bureau
in 1971, Tying the Knot digs deeply into the past and present to
uncover the meaning of civil marriage in America today.
Packs a Wallop!
Max Goldberg, San Francisco Bay Guardian
Wrenching and Skillful
-Stephen Holden, The New York Times
David Sterritt, The Christian Science
Director de Seve does an outstanding
Paul Sherman, Boston Herald
Absorbing and persuasive!
Ella Taylor, LA Weekly
Heartbreaking, frustrating, inspirational,
and finally hopeful.
Richard Knight, Jr, Windy City Times
Brilliant! Michael Moore would
Gerald Peary, the Boston Phoenix
Celebrates the heartfelt desire of most
people - gay or straight-
to unite completely with another human being.
David Mermelstein, NY Sun
Festival awards and honors include:
Offical Selection: Tribeca Film Festival,
Sao Paolo Intl., Montreal Festival of World Film, Frameline Intl., Thessaloniki
Documentary Festival and 75 other film festivals.
WINNER of 11 Film Festival Awards, including
2004 Best Documentary Frameline Film Festival.
Theatrical distribution by Roadside Attractions, LLC.