The struggle for marriage equality in the LGTBQ community has triumphed in twelve states to date, which leaves thirty-eight states left to conquer. In 2011, only eight states allowed same-sex marriage. Pat Dwyer and Stephen Mosher had been in a committed relationship for twenty-five years when they decided to travel across the country to get married in every state they legally could. The marriage licenses were not the only public recognition of their devotion to each other; they teamed up with actor George Takei and director Allan Piper to make a documentary of the whole process. Married & Counting
is a cinematic wedding album of the joyous, and at times, heart-wrenching journey. Married & Counting
kicks off the 2013 edition of QFest, Cinema St. Louis's queer film festival, with a 7 p.m. screening at the Winifred Moore Auditorium on Webster University's campus (470 East Lockwood Avenue; www.cinemastlouis.org/qfest
) on Thursday, June 6. The festival continues daily through Sunday, June 9, with a slate of films that explores the state of contemporary gay cinema. Tickets to all films are $10 to $12.
Thu., June 6, 2013