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Bridegroom (2013)

Shane Bitney Crone's plans to marry Tom Bridegroom in California after the same-sex marriage law is passed takes a tragic turn when his partner of six years accidentally dies and Tom's family refuses Shane from attending the funeral.

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Cindy Bitney ...
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Jessica Mitchell ...
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Lizzy Mohl ...
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Judy Crone ...
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Pat Managhan ...
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Rick Corner ...
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Scott Davis ...
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BRIDEGROOM tells the emotional journey of Shane and Tom, two young men in a loving and committed relationship - a relationship that was cut tragically short by a misstep off the side of a roof. The story of what happened after this accidental death - of how people without the legal protections of marriage can find themselves completely shut out and ostracized - is poignant, enraging, and opens a window onto the issue of marriage equality like no speech or lecture ever will. On May 7, 2012, the anniversary of Tom's death, after a year of documenting his own grief, Shane decided to make a video tribute to his partner entitled "It Could Happen To You." This film, posted on YouTube, received over 3.2 million hits and inspired over 50 thousand e-mails and comments on YouTube and Facebook. The impact of Shane's original film and the raw nerve it touched, tells us this is an important story that needs to be brought to the world stage. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for some language. | See all certifications »

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$385,000 (estimated)
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Won the audience award for the North Louisiana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. See more »

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(archive footage): [texted message] My heart belongs to you, Shane Bitney Crone.
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Features CNN Newsroom (1989) See more »

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When a Heart Breaks
Written by Ben Rector
Performed by Shane Bitney Crone & Coleen McMahon
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Gripping & Heartbreaking
18 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a gay man with a partner this film really struck the heart strings. It caries a powerful message that in America not all couples are equal or have equal rights. I feel this film made a big splash because of its trailer and the pre-movie video that went viral and the fact that OWN picked it up also played a factor.

On the technical side of it there were some things I didn't like hence my 8 out of 10 rating. I feel this area probably hurt the film. I am a photographer and a Director of Photography and some of the shots were so far out of the box for me that it was distracting because it wasn't pleasing to the eye such as framing, but over all great film that more people should see.


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