Awards

  • 2012 Sundance Film Festival – U.S. Documentary Special Jury Prize for An Agent of Change
  • 2012 Riverrun International Film Festival – Human Rights Award
  • 2012 Philadelphia QFest – Best Documentary Award
  • 2012 Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – Audience Award for Best Documentary
  • 2012 Wilbur Award for Best Feature Documentary
  • 2012 Palm Beach International Film Festival Audience Award
  • 2012 NewFest LGBT Film Festival Audience Award

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ALL PRESS

MAIL TRIBUNE – April 12, 2012 – “Independent’s Weekend,” by Bill Varble

RELISH – April 12, 2012 – “RiverRun Film Festival Reviews,” by Michael Hewlett

FROM THE FRONT ROW – April 10, 2012 – “The 5 Must See Films of RiverRun,” by Matthew Lucas

ASHLAND FILM BLOG – April 4, 2012 – “Getting to know Macky Alston, Director of LOVE FREE OR DIE”

JOURNAL OF RELIGION AND FILM – April 2012 – “Report from Sundance 2012: Religion in Independent Film,” by William L. Blizek, Kutter Callaway, Dereck Daschke, and John C. Lyden

SO SO GAY – March 26, 2012 – “BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival: Round-Up 1,” by James Waygood

TODAY/BBC4 RADIO – March 24, 2012 – “Gene Robinson: Sexuality not an issue for under 30s”

POLARI MAGAZINE – March 23, 2012 – “Festival Highlights: March 24”

CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BLOG – March 23, 2012 – “Standing Up for Freedom”

CLEVELAND.COM – March 23, 2012 – “Cleveland International Film Festival: How a man of God balanced his love with faith, church, in Love Free or Die,” by John Kappes

INDIEWIRE – March 22, 2012 – “Independent Film Festival Boston Sets Lineup; Sleepwalk With Me to Open,” by Aaron Bogert

INDIWIRE – March 19, 2012 – “The PBS Debacle: Why a New Time Slot Spells Disaster For Indie Docs,” by Anthony Kaufman

HERALD SUN – March 14, 2012 – “Full Frame Announces List of Films”

STATIC – March 14, 2012 – “Full Frame Announces 2012 Invited Program”

INDIEWIRE – March 13, 2012 – “RiverRun Festival Announces Full Line-Up,” by Austin Dale

NASHVILLE SCENE – March 1, 2012 – “Nashville Film Festival peek promises more docs, more narratives and more competition,” by Jim Ridley

MUSIC NEWS NASHVILLE – February 29, 2012 – “Nashville Film Festival Announces 2012 Confirmed Films For Festival,” by Dan Harr

RELIGION DISPATCHES – February 22, 2012 – “Love Free or Die Aims to Open Hearts,” by Peter Montgomery

THE LIVING CHURCH – February 17, 2012 – “Bishop Robinson Talks Policy,” by Douglas LeBlanc

BACKSTORY BLOG/HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN – February 16, 2012 – “Doers of the Word: Bishop Gene Robinson in Love Free or Die,” by Sharon Groves

DAILY CAMERA – February 16, 2012 – “Boulder welcomes William H. Macy,” by Julie Hagy

BAY AREA REPORTER – February 16, 2012 – “New film chronicles gay Episcopal bishop,” by Michael K. Lavers

Q SALT LAKE – February 15, 2012 – “Looking Again at Sundance Film Festival ‘12,” by Tony Hobday

EDGE ON THE NET – February 15, 2012 – “New Documentary Chronicles Life of Gay Bishop,” by Michael K. Lavers

EXAMINER – February 14, 2012 – “Bishop Gene Robinson: ‘Our full inclusion is an inevitability.’” By Cassie Chew

THINK PROGRESS – FEBRUARY 14, 2012 – “A Valentine’s Day Marriage Equality Conversation With Bishop Gene Robinson and ‘Love Free or Die’ Director Macky Alston,” by Alyssa Rosenberg

SIDE ONE: TRACK ONE – February 5, 2012 – “Noah’s Sundance Recap,” by Noah Sanders

THE LIVING CHURCH – February 3, 2012 – “Coming to an Aunt Betty Near You,” by Chris Willman

CHRISTIANITY TODAY – February 1, 2012 – “Sundance 2012: A Call to Look Again,” by Bob Davidson

BEYONDCHRON.ORG – February 1, 2012 – “Dispatch from Sundance / Slamdance 2012 (Part 2),” by Peter Wong

VARIETY – January 29, 2012 – “Variety’s critics review Sundance,” by Justin Chang and Peter Debruge

MARYLAND FILM FESTIVAL BLOG – January 29, 2012 – “Sundance Updates: Political Documentaries Include MFF Alum Kirby Dick’s THE INVISIBLE WAR and Macky Alston’s LOVE FREE OR DIE,” by Jed Dietz

PASADENA WEEKLY – January 27, 2012 – “Two Decades of Tolerance,” by Carl Kozlowski

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY – January 27, 2012 – “Sundance ’12: Star Portraits, Bishop Gene Robinson, Love Free or Die”

QUEERTY – January 27, 2012 – “EXCLUSIVE: Out Bishop Gene Robinson To Officiate Cynthia “It’s A Choice” Nixon’s Gay Wedding,” by Evan Mulvihill

GLAAD – “Premiered at Sundance, Love Free of Die “Friends and Family Plan” Uses Story of Gene Robinson to Advance LGBT Equality,” by Ross Murray

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY (INSIDE MOVIES BLOG) – January 28, 2012 – “Sundance Film Festival Awards: ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild,’ ‘The Surrogate’ honored,” by Jeff Labrecque

MOVIES.COM / INDIEWIRE – January 26, 2012 – “Doc Talk: A Review of Sundance 2012 Films ‘The Other Dream Team,’ ‘The Law in These Parts’ and ‘Love Free or Die,’” by Christopher Campbell

TOWLEROAD – January 26, 2012 – “Gay Bishop Gene Robinson’s Message is ‘Love Free or Die’: VIDEOS,” by Andy Towle

LGBT MEDITATION (from HUFFINGTON POST/SALT LAKE TRIBUNE) – January 26, 2012 – “From Huffington Post: At Sundance, LOVE FREE OR DIE, Documentary About Bishop Gene Robinson Takes Center Stage,” by Lisa Schencker

G PHILLY – January 26, 2012 – “Being Gay and a Bishop,” by Natalie Hope McDonald

GROUNDSWELL – January 25, 2012 – “Love Free Or Die”

HUFFINGTON POST (from Salt Lake Tribune) – January 25, 2012 – “Gay Bishop Documentary takes Center Stage at Sundance,” by Lisa Schencker

ARTS AND FAITH – January 25, 2012 – “Love Free Or Die”

BUSK FILMS – January 25, 2012 – “LGBT Films @ Sundance”

ON EARTH – January 25, 2012 – “Sundance Diary: “A Fierce Green Fire” Spotlights Ass-Kicking Enviros,” by Bruce Barcott

WALKING WITH INTEGRITY – January 25, 2012 – “Harry From Sundance: Gracefully Engage & Reach Out With Love,” by Harry Knox

THE FAB FEMME – January 25, 2012 – “Sundance Film Festival Showcases Film About Gay Bishop”

EPISCOPAL CAFÉ – January 24, 2012 – “’Love Free Or Die’ Premieres at Sundance,” by Kurt Wiesner

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE – January 24, 2012 – “Best bets at Sundance: Tuesday, January 24”

ZIMBIO – January 24, 2012 – “”Love Free Or Die” Portraits – 2012 Sundance Film Festival,” by Larry Busacca

REUTERS – January 24, 2012 – “Documentary makers spur calls to action at Sundance,” by Zoriana Kit

BEYOND THE BOX – January 24, 2012 – “Macky Alston’s Love Free or Die Takes Off at Sundance,” by Steve Goldbloom

GETTY WIREIMAGE – January 24, 2012 – “”Love Free Or Die” Premiere – 2012 Sundance Film Festival,” by Clayton Chase

HITFIX.COM – January 24, 2012 – Positive review by Daniel Fienberg

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – January 23, 2012 – “Love Free or Die: Sundance Film Review,” by David Rooney

PBS INDEPENDENT LENS – January 23, 2012 – “Future Independent Lens Films Debut to Accolades at Sundance”

FILMMAKER MAGAZINE – January 23, 2012 – “Love Free Or Die: Director Macky Alston”

FORD FOUNDATION – January 23, 2012 – “JustFilms at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival”

FOXNEWS.COM – January 23, 2012 – “Sundance documentaries feature Ethel Kennedy, gay bishop and criminal justice system,” by Hollie McKay

AN INCH AT A TIME – January 23, 2012 – “ ‘You don’t have to leave your Christianity behind to stand on the right side of history’ – Macky Alston,” by Susan Russell

SALT LAKE CITY TRIBUNE – January 23, 2012 – “Best bets at Sundance: Monday, January 23,” by Sean Means

FILM SCHOOL REJECTS – January 22, 2012 – “Sundance 2012 Review: ‘Love Free or Die’ Compels with Heart and History,” by Robert Levin

MORE LIGHT PRESBYTERIANS – January 21, 2012 – “A Gay Bishop’s Love Story Comes to Sundance”

PHILANTHROPY NEWS DIGEST – January 21, 2012 – “Five JustFilm Winners to Premiere at Sundance”

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE – January 20, 2012 – “Gay bishop’s love story comes to Sundance,” by Lisa Schencker

BEYOND THE BOX – January 20, 2012 – “ITVS on the Ground at Sundance”

TASK FORCE BLOG – January 20, 2012 – “Love Free or Die to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival”

WE ARE MOVIE GEEKS – January 20, 2012 – “Ford Foundation’s ‘JustFilms’ Supports 5 Sundance Premieres,” by Melissa Howland

LOS ANGELES TIMES – January 19, 2012 – “Sundance: Critic Kenneth Turan spies some films to watch,” by Kenneth Turan

GO!/STANDARD EXAMINER (from LOS ANGELES TIMES) – January 19, 2012 – “Sundance Picks from the LA Times”

MIAMI HERALD (from LOS ANGELES TIMES) – January 19, 2012 – “Some films to watch at Sundance”

KPCC RADIO – January 19, 2012 – “Let the Sundance indie film dance begin,” by Patt Morrison

SPEAKEASY/WALL STREET JOURNAL – January 18, 2012 – “Ten Hot Sundance Documentaries to Watch,” by Anthony Kaufman

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE – January 18, 2012 – “Sundance Shorts offer perspective on contemporary LGBT experience,” by David Burger.

QUEERTY – January 18, 2012 – “Queering Sundance: What’s Gay at this year’s Sundance Film Festival?” by Evan Mulvihill

WINDY CITY TIMES – January 18, 2012 – “Knight at the Movies: Joyful Noise; film notes,” by Richard Knight Jr.

JACKI ZEHNER – January 18, 2012 – “Sundance 2012: Let the Journey Begin…” by Jackie Zehner

FILM FESTIVAL TODAY – January 18, 2012 – “Gay Films Front and Center,” by Sandy Mandelberger

AFP (picked up by DAWN and JAKARTA GLOBE) – January 18, 2012 – “Sundance Festival Fetes ‘Mature’ US Cinema,” by Romain Raynaldy

PARK RECORD – January 17, 2012 – “’Love Free or Die’ hits close to home,” by Sarah Moffitt

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS – January 16, 2012 – “Sundance Film Festival opens with lineup including Bradley Cooper, Richard Gere, Spike Lee,” by Elizabeth Weitzman

MOVIE CITY NEWS – January 14, 2012 – “Sundance Previews: US Documentary Competition,” by Kim Voynar

ICG Magazine – January 13, 2012 – “To the Mountain”

TWIN CITIES DAILY PLANET – January 10, 2012 – “Sundance Film Festival preview: LCD Soundsystem, paranormal hoaxes, and an unfinished Versailles,” by Jim Brunzell III

INDIEWIRE – January 8, 2012 – “Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers #17: Macky Alston, “LOVE FREE OR DIE” by Staff

SUNDANCE – January 2012 – 2012 Macky Alston: “Love Free or Die”

BLOGGING THOMAS – December 4, 2011 – “Gene Robinson Film to Premiere at Sundance”

EPISCOPAL CAFÉ – December 1, 2011 – “Documentary film on Bishop Gene Robinson to be featured at Sundance Film Festival,” by Kurt Wiesner

QUEERTY.COM, December 1, 2011 – “New Gene Robinson Documentary discusses His Love of God, Need For Bulleproof Vests,” by Evan Mulvihill

THE CARPETBAGGER/NYTIMES.COM – November 30, 2011 – “Eclectic as Ever, Sundance Unveils Competition Lineup,” by Brooks Barnes

CURRENT PUBLIC MEDIA – November 30, 2011 – “Six ITVS-funded films score Sundance Film Fest spots,” by Staff

DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD – November 30, 2011 – “2012 Sundance Film Festival Sets Competition Slate,“ by Mike Fleming

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – November 30, 2011 – “Sundance Film Festival Unveils 2012 Competition Lineup,” by Jay A Fernandez

INDIEWIRE – November 30, 2011 – “Sundance 2012: US Documentary Competition”

SCREEN DAILY – November 30, 2011 – “Sundance Unveils US, World Cinema Competition Sections,” by Jeremy Kay

THOMPSON ON HOLLYWOOD/INDIEWIRE – November 30, 2011 – “Sundance Announces Competition Lineup,” by Anne Thompson

VARIETY – November 30, 2011 – “Sundance Unveils Dramatic, Doc Competition Slate,” by Justin Chang