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LGBT Summer Film Series kicks off in Royal Oak

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(myFOXDetroit.com) - Actor and star of the documentary "Bridegroom,"  Shane Bitney Crone, is in Metro Detroit Wednesday for the movie's debut showing at Emagine Theatre in Royal Oak.

"Bridegroom" is a documentary directed by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason that tells the emotional journey of Shane and Tom, two young men in a loving and committed relationship - a relationship that was cut tragically short by a misstep off the side of a roof. The story of what happened after this accidental death- of how people without the legal protections of marriage can find themselves completely shut out and ostracized- is poignant, enraging and opens a window onto the issue of marriage equality like no speech or lecture ever will.

On May 7, 2012, the anniversary of Tom's death, after a year of documenting his own grief, Shane decided to make a video tribute to his partner entitled "It Could Happen To You." This film, posted on YouTube, received nearly five million views and has been translated into over 20 different languages. The impact of Shane's YouTube video and the raw nerve it touched, tells us this is an important story that needs to be told.

With the incredible support from influential people like Brad and George Takei and Neil Patrick Harris, Bridegroom was successfully funded on July 19, 2012 by over 6,500 people on Kickstarter.com becoming the most funded documentary in the history of crowd funding, and released in the fall of 2013.
              
Bridegroom 
Emagine Theatre
Royal Oak
June 25, 2014
Show times @ 4:30, 7 & 9:30pm. 


Screening is $10 general admission. $20 VIP tickets are also available including a very special after party meet and greet with Shane Bitney Crone following the 9:30pm show.
 
Emagine Theatre: 200 North Main Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067 (248) 414-1000.
 


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