Driving Equality Across America Premiere Film Screening

July 20, 2014

Join us for the World Premiere of Driving Equality Across America at Fenway Health’s 1340 Boylston St. location. We will be showing the film in the beautiful 10th floor auditorium. This event is completely free and all are welcome to attend.

Driving Equality Across America Premiere Film Screening
July 31, 2014  6:00pm – 8:15pm
Fenway Health @ 1340 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02215

6:00pm – 7:00pm – Refreshments
7:00pm – 7:45pm – Film Screening
7:45pm – 8:00pm – Q&A with the filmmaker, Chris Mason

Film Description:

Driving Equality Across America is the product of a 107-day, 22,000-mile trek through most of the lower 48 states in an effort to meet, interview, and share the stories of LGBT Americans, their allies, and their opponents. This film follows the filmmaker’s trip across the country as he meets LGBT Americans where they live, in small towns and big cities. Through touching interviews, some heartbreaking, others inspiring, Driving Equality Across America offers a glimpse of the filmmaker’s journey into the heart of LGBT America.

In addition to the film screening, the accompanying book, Driving Equality Across America – Posts From The Road, will be available for purchase (cost: $10) and signing.

 

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The Driving Equality Across America film is complete!

June 22, 2014

The Driving Equality Across America film is complete and a premiere screening will take place in the Boston area during the summer of 2014. Thank you to everyone who supported the film and was a part of this project. Stay tuned, as we will update this page with information about when and where the premiere screening will take place. All are invited to the screening which will be followed by a Q&A session with the filmmaker, Chris Mason. Hope to see you there!

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Remembering Harvey Milk

November 27, 2012

On this day in 1978, San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated. Below is a clip from my film, Driving Equality Across America, in whichDan Nicoletta, a friend of Harvey Milk, remembers how he heard the news that Harvey had been assassinated.


Driving Equality Across America: Posts from the road

November 21, 2012

The Driving Equality book is now available on Amazon. You can purchase it here.

Or you can purchase a signed copy of the book directly from me. Follow this link to purchase a signed copy using your PayPal account or credit card.

Below is the book description:

The Driving Equality project started off as just another big idea. A 107-day, 22,000-mile trek through most of the lower 48 states to meet, interview, and share the stories of LGBT Americans and their allies. It was a daunting plan, but Chris Mason was determined to make it happen.

This book follows his journey across the country as he meets LGBT Americans where they live, in small towns and big cities. With little more than a camera, a computer, a sleeping bag, and a sense of adventure, all packed into one van, Chris and his friend Potter hit the road for nearly four months. Chris chronicled the trip with daily posts and photos from the road. Follow along as Chris travels into the heart of LGBT America.


The Moment Marriage Equality Wins in Maine

November 12, 2012

Check out this video clip of the moment it is announced that marriage equality will win in Maine. On Election Day, I was in Portland filming for the documentary and captured this moment on tape. It will be used in the film.


Update

September 9, 2012

The Driving Equality film is nearing completion. Here is where we are at:

  • The soundtrack is complete!
  • The graphics are done!
  • The majority of editing is finished!

This is what we still have to do:

  • Tweak the film with lots of little edits
  • Screen the film for test audiences
  • Make any necessary changes
  • Sound correction/equalization
  • World Premier!

We have a one hour long rough cut of the film, but there are still many little edits to work on to make the film ready for viewing. Once these edits are complete we will screen the film for test audiences. Then we will reevaluate the film and make any necessary changes. Next the film will go through a sound mastering process. Then we will be ready to premier a final product. Throughout the making of this film I have been optimistic about how long the process will take and have had to rethink our timeline a few times. This project has been four years in the making and it almost complete! We can’t wait to share it with you.


Remember when…

December 14, 2011

As 2011 comes to an end we like to remember the year’s successes and look back at past achievements. This was a big year for the Driving Equality project. We hired an incredible editor, worked with an amazing musician to compose an original soundtrack for the film, and collaborated with a very talented graphic designer to create popping titles. Because of all their hard work, and support from people like you, the Driving Equality film is close to being finished!

As we look back at this past year’s accomplishments, we also think about the past achievements of the Driving Equality project.

Remember when we confronted the man in the parking lot who was gathering signatures for the anti-gay ballot initiative in Washington state? He was lying to voters to get more signatures. That video was reviewed by Washington legislators! (VIDEO)

Remember when we sat down with Shirley Phelps of the “God Hates Fags” Westboro Baptist Church. We spent four hours in her home while she told us that God hated us and wanted us to die. (VIDEO)

Remember when we interviewed Dan Nicoletta, Harvey Milk’s friend and camera shop employee. He told us the story of how he found out about Harvey’s assassination. (VIDEO)

Remember when we sat down for a conversation with Sam Brinton, the young man who was forced through ex-gay aversion therapy. He told us what it was like to be electrocuted for being gay. (VIDEO)

The Driving Equality project collected all of these stories and we will share them with you in the film.


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