Human Rights Film Series– Tying the Knot– Feb. 12, 2008

My apologies for the infrequency of postings here– February and March are jam-packed with events and work deadlines, so I haven’t been posting here as much as I’d hoped! 

But there are lots of human rights events coming up, and I’ve been ordering new books for the library, so keep checking back for further information.

The 2007-2008 Human Rights Film Series, “A Cinematic Exploration through the Universal Declaration of Human Rights” continues with our first film of 2008, Tying the Knot, on Tuesday, February 12, at 6 PM in Konover Auditorium at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. 

A description of Tying the Knot (2004) is below. 

“When a bank robber’s bullet ends the life of police officer Lois Marrero, her wife of thirteen years, Mickie, is honored as her surviving spouse but denied all pension benefits. When Sam, an Oklahoma rancher, loses his beloved husband of 22 years, long-estranged cousins of his late spouse try to lay claim to everything Sam has. As Mickie and Sam’s lives are put on trial, they are forced to confront the tragic reality that in the eyes of the law their marriages mean nothing. From an historical trip to the Middle Ages, to gay hippies storming the Manhattan marriage bureau in 1971, Tying the Knot digs deeply into the past and present to uncover the meaning of civil marriage in America today.”  (From the film’s website)