Love Free or Die (2012)




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Love Free or Die is the true story about gay Bishop Gene Robinson whose two defining passions the world cannot reconcile: his love for God and for his partner Mark. It is about church and state, love and marriage, faith and identity-and one man's struggle to dispel the notion that God's love has limits. In the film, Gene Robinson becomes the first openly gay person to be elected bishop in the high church traditions of Christendom. Bishop Robinson confronts those who use religion as an instrument of oppression, and claims a place in the church and society, not just for LGBT people, but for all. By changing the church, he can change the world. -- (C) Official Site
Documentary , Special Interest , Faith & Spirituality
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Critic Reviews for Love Free or Die

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

This diffuse documentary lacks the urgency and reach of its staunch title.

Full Review… | August 23, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Macky Alston's raggedly structured docu duly honors his subject's conviction and courage, but largely sidesteps conflict and skirts the issues in an unrevealing talking-heads format.

Full Review… | January 30, 2012
Top Critic

A thoughtful reflection on the divisiveness of homosexuality in organized religion, focusing on the quiet crusade of openly gay bishop Gene Robinson.

Full Review… | January 23, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Equally inspiring and infuriating.

Full Review… | August 24, 2012
Movie Dearest

A moving chronicle of the slow but steady changes put into motion by the first openly gay Episcopal bishop in America.

Full Review… | August 5, 2012
Spirituality and Practice

It not only forces us to examine our opinions, but it moves us to tears.

Full Review… | March 28, 2012
Shadows on the Wall

Audience Reviews for Love Free or Die

A captivating look at the debate over gay priests and marriage in the Episcopal Church, Love Free or Die examines the conflicts between faith, love, ethics, and politics in a tender and hopeful fashion.

Al Miller
Al Miller

Inspiring and an important document of the civil rights battle. It's a wonderful film and highly recommended, but I wish it had an even broader message.

Christian C
Christian C

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