Film Screening of Love Free or Die

Jan. 23, 2013                   

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— There will be a film screening of the award-winning documentary Love Free or Die on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m., at the Evelyn Chapel (1301 N. Park St., Bloominagton). The event, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Illinois Wesleyan Multifaith Ambassadors Program and the IWU Pride Alliance. 

Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Love Free or Die tells the story of Gene Robinson, the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the Anglican Church. The documentary takes a closer look at the relationship between LGBT individuals and the U.S. Episcopal Church as well as the evolving Christian attitudes about gay marriage.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion led by Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion Jared Calaway, University Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger and IWU students, junior English and philosophy major Bobby Nash Castillo and sophomore theater design and technology major Aaron Woodstein.

For additional information, contact the Chaplain’s Office at (309) 556-3005.

Contact: Katherine Filippo, ’12, (309) 556-3181