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Freeheld is a american film of genre Drama directed by Peter Sollett released in USA on 2 october 2015 with Julianne Moore

Freeheld (2015)

Freeheld
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Released in USA 2 october 2015
Length 1h43
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Romance
Rating65% 3.2619553.2619553.2619553.2619553.261955

Freeheld is a 2015 American drama film directed by Peter Sollett and written by Ron Nyswaner. The film stars Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Steve Carell, Luke Grimes, and Michael Shannon, and began filming in October 2014 in New York. It is based on the 2007 documentary short film of the same name about police officer Laurel Hester's fight against the Ocean County, New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders to allow her pension benefits to be transferred to her domestic partner after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. The film also includes a song called "Hands of Love" by Miley Cyrus.

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The film is based on the true story of Laurel Hester (Moore), a police officer in Ocean County, New Jersey. The story narrates the difficulties faced by a lesbian police detective and her domestic partner, Stacie Andree (Page). Following her diagnosis with terminal lung cancer in 2005, Hester repeatedly appealed to the county's board of chosen freeholders in an attempt to ensure her pension benefits could be passed on to her domestic partner.

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