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Bridegroom (2013)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cindy Bitney ... Herself
David Crone ... Himself
Jessica Mitchell ... Herself
Lizzy Mohl ... Herself
Judy Crone ... Herself
Pat Managhan ... Herself
... Himself
... Herself
Rick Corner ... Himself
Scott Davis ... Himself
Jeanni Goldfarb ... Herself
Paul Goretski ... Himself
Allison Gray ... Herself
Alexandra Grossi ... Herself
Tami Kampf ... Herself
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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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A love story, unequaled.

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$385,000 (estimated)
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Bridegroom won Audience Choice Awards at Los Angeles Outfest, the Little Rock Film Festival and Outflix in Memphis, Tennessee. See more »

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Chelsea Cannell: I think at the end of the day the nurses knew, you know, it's not a gay thing, it's not a straight thing, it's a human thing.
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Now THIS is a love story!
19 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

I had followed Mr. Crone's story on YouTube so I was prepared with a package of tissues when I went to the premiere. What I was not prepared for was the amazing amount of humor captured in the first half of the film. It completely disarmed my tension, and made the remarkable connection between these two men that much sweeter. The story of what happens to this couple is,for me, is as moving as the very special love they shared - their connection, their love of life, their strength, and the against-so-many-odds fact that they found each other, if only for a short while.

This film is a gift.

(I would have rated it 10 but for two edits that were so jarring I was taken out of the experience momentarily during the viewing - both came off like mid-sentence interruptions to the speaker being cut-away from)


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