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Wolfe Video picks up “Love Free or Die”

Wolfe Video, which specializes in distributing LGBT-focused films, has acquired the U.S. DVD and VoD rights for the Sundance Special Jury Prize-winning documentary Love Free or Die (pictured).
July 25, 2012

Wolfe Video, which specializes in distributing LGBT-focused films, has acquired the U.S. DVD and VoD rights for the Sundance Special Jury Prize-winning documentary Love Free or Die (pictured).

Acquired at Outfest, the LA-based gay and lesbian film festival, Love Free or Die is Macky Alston’s film on Bishop Gene Robinson, the Anglican church’s first openly gay bishop, and the firestorm of controversy that followed his ordination.

Wolfe Video acquired the rights from Cinephil, and the film’s DVD/VoD release will be in 2013. Love Free or Die will be available for educational and non-theatrical screenings beginning in October through Kino Lorber, in partnership with Wolfe, and will also air on PBS strand ‘Independent Lens.’

“Bishop Gene Robinson is an amazing example of how one man can create big change in the world,” said Wolfe president Maria Lynn. “This film is one of the most inspirational stories I’ve ever seen.”

“Bishop Robinson is one of those rare people whose lives change the world and inspire us to do the same,” added director Macky Alston. “He is also the rare person who is born to carry a feature documentary. As a filmmaker and gay husband and dad whose very family exists due to the courageous leadership of people like Bishop Robinson, it has been an extraordinary privilege to make Love Free or Die.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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