WORKHOUSE & Bird in Hand were proud to host the New York Premiere of Freeheld which stars Oscar winner Julianne Moore and Ellen Page by Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment at the Museum of Modern Art. The two stars received heaps of praise for their portrayal of two real-life domestic partners, Laurel Hester (Moore) and Stacie Andree (Page), who fight for New Jersey police officer Hester to be able to leave her pension benefits to Andree upon being diagnosed with lung cancer. Based on a true story, the 2005 case was the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary. The biographical drama, is simply about love. The Academy Award-winner also noted that despite lingering obstacles to marriage equality the LGBT movement has made "great strides" in the 10 years since Lieutenant Laurel Hester fought for her equality. At the film’s after-party held at Omar’s, a cozy townhouse restaurant located in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, a relaxed Page mingled with well-wishers alongside her real-life girlfriend, Samantha Thomas, while her costars Michael Shannon and Josh Charles spoke with friends. Nearby, Moore shared an animated conversation with director Sollett. Also in attendance were host Andrew Nugent of Bird in Hand, Workhouse CEO, Adam Nelson and producers Kelly Bush Novak, Michael Shamberg and Julie Goldstein.
THE HOUSE THAT WORK BUILT.