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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
Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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