Question 1, the documentary that
looks at the 2009 fight to repeal a gay marriage law in Maine, opens
The film recounts the heated fight that
erupted after lawmakers approved a gay marriage law in the spring of
Social conservatives put the law up for
a referendum and voters repealed it with a vote of 53-47 percent.
Filmmakers Joe Fox and James Nubile say
their film will look at both sides of the issue.
“We spent the duration of the
campaign as both sides formulated strategies, created advertising
messages, shared private insights, prayed, cried, demonstrated,
vociferated, petitioned, buttonholed, as they approached a battle
framed by issues of civil rights, societal changes, religion,
children, public school education, sex, love, hate, fear and
team said in a statement. (A trailer for the film is embedded in
the right panel of this page.)
While the film is out, the debate is
far from over as gay
activists are working to put the issue on next year's ballot.
The film will premiere at the Railroad
Square Cinema in Waterville at 7PM on Friday. Screenings will also
be held at the Cinemagic in South Portland and at the University of