A newly-formed distribution company has
picked up the North American rights for Director Reed Cowan's
documentary on the Mormon Church's decades-old involvement in the
fight to ban gay marriage in the United States.
The Mormon Proposition premiered last month at the Sundance
Film Festival in Park City, Utah, just 30 miles from the world
headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The dewy Red Flag Releasing will launch
with Cowan's film this spring, independent film website indiewire.com
reported. The distribution company is headed by Paul Federbush and
Laura Kim, two film industry veterans. The pair hope to distribute
as many as four independent features per year.
Proposition focuses on
California's 2008 fight over Proposition 8, the ballot measure that
outlawed gay marriage in the state.
“This film is for those who've
suffered from religious bigotry,” Cowan, who is openly gay, said in
a statement. “Its sold-out screenings at Sundance and in Salt Lake
City are the first step for people to learn the truth about such a
damaging and divisive effort.”
The film is narrated by Oscar-winning
screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.
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