By Thomas G. MILLER

SND FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

LGBT - Completed 2014

The historic 40-year struggle of Richard, a gay Filipino-American, and his Australian spouse, Tony, to remain together, in spite of U.S. laws that attempt to force them apart.

& Awards

Savannah Film Festival 2015
Humanitas Documentary Award HBO Films Producer Award
Ojai Film Festival 2015
Best Documentary
Woodstock Film Festival 2015
Best Documentary
San Diego Asian Film Festival 2015
Best Documentary
Cinema Q Film Festival 2015
Best documentary
Fresno Reel Pride Film Festival 2015
Best documentary
Aspen Film Festival 2015
Special Recognition Award
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • LGBT, Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Thomas G. MILLER
    • Writer(s)
    • Thomas G. MILLER
    • Producer(s)
    • Thomas G. MILLER (Tesserect Films Corporation), Kirk MARCOLINA (Treehouse Moving Image)
    • Synopsis
    • A 40-year love story between Filipino-American Richard and Australian Tony, who, in 1975, became one of the first same-sex couples to be legally married. After applying for a green card for Tony, the couple received a denial letter from the Immigration and Naturalization Service stating, “You have failed to establish that a bona fide marital relationship can exist between two faggots.” Outraged at the tone, tenor and politics of this letter and to prevent Tony’s impending deportation, the couple sued the U.S. government, filing the first federal lawsuit seeking equal treatment for a same-sex marriage in U.S. history.