One Wedding and…a Revolution
In February 2004, San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom made headlines when he decided to grant marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. This 19-minute film reveals the inspiration, motivation and political challenges behind the mayor’s landmark decision. It contains now-historic footage of the tearful exchange of vows between long-time lesbian activists Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon who, celebrating their 51st anniversary, were the first couple to tie the knot. Special features on the DVD include a director’s interview.
Packed with humor, compassion and political grit, One Wedding and a Revolution has won numerous documentary awards at film festivals all over the world.
Presented in association with The National Center for Lesbian Rights.
New re-released 2012 DVD includes:
- One Wedding and a Revolution (running time 20 minutes)
- Celebrating the Life of Del Martin (running time 58 minutes)
- Del and Phyllis’ SECOND wedding ceremony, in 2008, after California legalized same-sex marriage
- Interview with the Director
- Interactive timeline of Del Martin’s activism and life
- Closed Captioning