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Bridegroom (2013)

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Shane Bitney Crone's plans to marry Tom Bridegroom in California after the same-sex marriage law is passed takes a tragic turn when his partner of six years accidentally dies and Tom's family refuses Shane from attending the funeral.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cindy Bitney Cindy Bitney ... Herself
David Crone David Crone ... Himself
Jessica Mitchell Jessica Mitchell ... Herself
Lizzy Mohl Lizzy Mohl ... Herself
Judy Crone Judy Crone ... Herself
Pat Managhan Pat Managhan ... Herself
Sasha Andreev ... Himself
Chelsea Cannell ... Herself
Rick Corner Rick Corner ... Himself
Scott Davis Scott Davis ... Himself
Jeanni Goldfarb Jeanni Goldfarb ... Herself
Paul Goretski Paul Goretski ... Himself
Allison Gray Allison Gray ... Herself
Alexandra Grossi Alexandra Grossi ... Herself
Tami Kampf Tami Kampf ... Herself
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BRIDEGROOM tells the emotional journey of Shane and Tom, two young men in a loving and committed relationship - a relationship that was cut tragically short by a misstep off the side of a roof. The story of what happened after this accidental death - of how people without the legal protections of marriage can find themselves completely shut out and ostracized - is poignant, enraging, and opens a window onto the issue of marriage equality like no speech or lecture ever will. On May 7, 2012, the anniversary of Tom's death, after a year of documenting his own grief, Shane decided to make a video tribute to his partner entitled "It Could Happen To You." This film, posted on YouTube, received over 3.2 million hits and inspired over 50 thousand e-mails and comments on YouTube and Facebook. The impact of Shane's original film and the raw nerve it touched, tells us this is an important story that needs to be brought to the world stage. Written by Anonymous

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A love story, unequaled.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$385,000 (estimated)
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Organica Music Group See more »
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Color | Black and White (some footage)
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Trivia

This movie was introduced at the Tribeca Film Festival by former President Bill Clinton, a longtime friend of the movie's director, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason. In his introduction, Clinton said: "This is really, on one level, a wonderful, sad, heartbreaking yet exhilarating and life-affirming story. And on another level, it's a story about our nation's struggle to make one more step in forming a more perfect union, for which marriage is both the symbol and substance." See more »

Quotes

(archive footage): [texted message] My heart belongs to you, Shane Bitney Crone.
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Features CNN Newsroom (1989) See more »

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The Dance
Written by Tony Arata
Music by Benjy Gaither
Performed by Nathan Young
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Emotionally Stirring
18 December 2013 | by mattgray-477-305430See all my reviews

This movie spans the chasm of emotions touching every one of them! Love does not discriminate- neither should people. This should get your blood to boil to act! This could happen to anyone and this very situation is worrisome to me on a daily basis. When I began to watch, I had no idea what I getting into but as it progressed I was absolutely glued in one place my mind spinning in place like a monopoly wheel not sure which emotion to land on. I'm disappointed in the MPAA for rating this R for 'some language' when so many other movies are so much worse and get a lower rating! Watch and spread the word- love is equal, it is not reserved for the heterosexuals!


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