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Question One

Question One (2012)

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Average Rating: 6.9/10
Critic Reviews: 8
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On May 6th, 2009 Maine became the first state in this country to legislatively grant same-sex couples the right to marry. Seven months later, on November 3rd 2009 Maine reversed, becoming the thirty-first state in this country to say "no" to gay and lesbian marriage. Filmed from within both campaigns, "Question One" chronicles the fierce and emotional battle that took place in Maine during that time, a battle whose political symbolism is a bellwether for the greater ideological battlefield in

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We've all heard the arguments many times before. Here, it's between the lines that count.

October 25, 2012 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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Straightforward doc offers balanced look at same-sex marriage battle.

October 19, 2012 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
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Nowadays, when the very notion of impartiality seems quixotic at best, few issue-driven docus even pay lip service to the other side. Fox and Nubile's observational fly-on-the-wall approach proves relatively objective.

October 19, 2012 Full Review Source: Variety
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There is a lot of reasoned opinion here, and an equal amount that may not be reasoned but is certainly heartfelt.

October 18, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Looks at the marriage battle waged by Maine voters.

October 16, 2012 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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The film attempts to fairly portray all sides of the debate, following both pro- and antimarriage activists from the first days of the campaign through a suspenseful election night.

October 16, 2012 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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Sincere, moving entry about the battle for same-sex marriage.

October 18, 2012 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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Even if you already know where you stand, it's interesting to see how the other half thinks.

May 17, 2012 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
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