Julianne Moore figures it’s always a good time to tell an important love story like the one in her new film Freeheld.
In the clip below, Stacie (Page) tried to chat up Laurel (Moore) after meeting her at a volleyball game.
Usually when you think of a movie as “conventional” it’s meant as a kind of insult. They often serve their goal, some sort of emotional bloodletting (or tearletting?) because all love stories end in sadness.
In another screening on Sunday – no spoiler here, since it’s a real-life story – Ms. Moore dies, of cancer, in Peter Sollett’s “Freeheld”. This extra level of hardship and stress they’re forced to deal with is an apt illustration of what it’s like to be outside of the privileged group-yes, those in positions of privilege face hardships, but those who are part of groups routinely marginalized by those in power must overcome obstacles both conventional and specific to their group.
“Proud to be apart of Freeheld [movie]”, Miley shared on her Instagram account, along with a re-posted photo of the cast originally shared by Ellen Page.
“I love her to bits and we were instantly friends and partners, and it was just great to go to work everyday and have her there”, continued Moore, affection and admiration evident in her voice.
To be quite honest, I certainly never thought I’d see in my lifetime that gay marriage would be the law of the land in the United States. “It was such a stunning expertise and sort of onerous to consider”. That is someone’s life. Hard-nosed detective Dane Wells [Michael Shannon], and activist Steven Goldstein [Steve Carell], unite in Laurel and Stacie’s defense, rallying police officers and ordinary citizens to support their struggle for equality. Everything he says seems to be selected from a host of things he wishes he could say. It brought so much attention because they had so much dignity and were asking for something in such a simple and dignified way that he knows many, many politicians who said, “That was it for me”.
Ms. Moore called the film a “celebration” of legal and political triumphs in the realm of gay civil rights over the previous year.
A year ago at the Toronto global Film Festival, Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne debuted the films – Still Alice and The Theory of Everything – that would go on to land them Oscars. Among these mainstream titles (at least the ones I’ve seen), Freeheld could be the best of the bunch.
She added: “Conveyed in a beautiful love story is just why we need equality, and really just what discrimination does”.