June 26, 2015
Happy Marriage Equality, America! YouTube just released their very own video tribute celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision expanding equal marriage rights nationwide. During the Driving Equality trip across the country, I met dozens of activists who were tirelessly working to achieve the right to marry and heard from so many people who told me they were keeping the hope alive, even in the midsts of great setbacks, that one day marriage equality would be the law of the land in their state too. Today is that day.
We are so honored and proud that YouTube asked us, and included a short clip from “Driving Equality Across America” in their video tribute to Marriage Equality and LGBT Pride. What an honor to have been a small part of this movement.
March 12, 2015
I am excited to announce that the documentary film, “Driving Equality Across America” is now available to rent ($1.99) or buy ($4.99) on Amazon Instant Video! You can watch the film on your computer, smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire, iPad, Roku, PlayStation, XBox, Wii, or compatible Blu-ray player. Please share this link with anyone you think might enjoy the film. If you like the movie, please rate it on Amazon. Leaving a review on Amazon is even better and would really help the film reach a larger audience. Thank you all so much for your support in this filmmaking process. It’s been an amazing journey. This would not have been possible without all of you.
“Driving Equality Across America” on Amazon Instant Video!
Shareable link: http://amzn.com/B00TO1RWXE
August 1, 2014
It was an honor to premiere Driving Equality Across America in front of an enthusiastic audience in Boston’s Fenway Health auditorium. To be honest, I was very nervous to see how the viewers would receive the film. It was incredible to have such a warm reaction to the movie. I was overjoyed.
We started the night with refreshments and live music performed by Karen Grenier, who’s song, It Gets Better, is featured in the film. Then the audience filed into the auditorium. Former Massachusetts State Representative and current Executive Director of AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, Carl Sciortino, gave me a touching introduction, describing the first time we met; 10 years ago in the public gallery of the Massachusetts State House during the fight for marriage equality. It was an honor to have a hero of the LGBT rights movement introduce me (and he’s in the movie!). I said a few words about the film, the lights dimmed, and the screening began.
I took a seat, listening to and watching the reactions of the audience. It seemed as though they were enjoying the film. After the movie there was a round of applause. I stood up front and began taking questions from the audience. They loved the film. I was overjoyed. For the next 30 minutes, I fielded questions and told stories about the three and a half month journey across the country interviewing LGBT people, allies, and opponents. It was clear that the audience was engaged and really enjoyed the film. After the Q&A session, I signed copies of my book, Driving Equality Across America: Posts from the Road and chatted with the moviegoers. It was a great event. I could not have imagined a better, more successful film premiere.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.