WCCO-TV : “How Love Won” A “Cause For Celebration”

WCCO-TV : “How Love Won” A “Cause For Celebration”

How Love Won is a film of triumph, full tear-jerking moments of personal testimony and hands-in-the-air celebrations of communal jubilee.” —WCCO-TV Jonathan Sharp’s review explains why it is essential people see this movie now.

“One cause for celebration this year is a locally-made documentary playing as part of Pride week at the St. Anthony Main Theatre. How Love Won: The Fight For Marriage Equality In Minnesota powerfully highlights the historic defeat of the proposed marriage amendment in 2012 and the subsequent legalization of gay marriage soon after.”

Sharp interviews director Michael McIntee about the relevancy of the film in the wake of the Orlando shootings that targeted Latino LGBTQ people.

“‘The film shows how love can conquer hate,’ McIntee said. ‘Orlando shows us that still, despite what’s happened in the last decade or more, there’s still a lot of hate and it hides in a lot of places…But there a lot of folks in that in between category that can be reasoned with and can be talked to. I think it’s just that much more important to reach out to them, and, within their own value systems, work to change how they think about people, how they deal with people.’”

“How Love Won” Is Back For Pride Festival

“How Love Won” Is Back For Pride Festival

By popular demand, How Love Won: The Fight for Marriage Equality in Minnesota will show three times daily during the upcoming Twin Cities Pride Festival at the St. Anthony Main Theater.

Tickets are now on sale for all shows — which start Friday, June 24 and run through Thursday, June 30 — thanks to a special arrangement with the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul. Shows are at 1:00 p.m., 5:10 p.m. & 7:20 p.m every day except Monday, June 27, when there is no 7:20 p.m. show.

This is the documentary that won the Audience Choice Award for Best Minnesota-Made Feature Documentary at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. If you’re one of the hundreds of people who voted for it, please tell your friends they should see it, too!

The StarTribune says How Love Won is one of the “25 must-see movies at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival.” “Don’t plan on having dry eyes for much of these 81 minutes.” ★★★1/2

Fear not: many of those tears are happy tears!

City Pages calls it one of “Four cool local movies at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival.”

Still not sure? Watch the trailer.

Audiences & Critics ♥︎ “How Love Won” At MSPIFF World Premiere

Audiences & Critics ♥︎ “How Love Won” At MSPIFF World Premiere

How Love Won was an audience favorite at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. It was received with standing ovations and won an audience choice award with the highest score of any documentary film.

The StarTribune says How Love Won is one of the “25 must-see movies at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival.” “Don’t plan on having dry eyes for much of these 81 minutes.” ★★★1/2

City Pages picked it as one of “Four cool local movies at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival.”

Credits

Credits

These are the people who helped make this movie

Producer/Director
Michael McIntee

Post-Production Editor
Will Hommeyer

Interview Crew
Audio

Jeff Sylvstre

Director of Photography
Will Hommeyer

Gaffer
Joe Fieber

Grip
Derek Gella

Makeup
Sharon Davis
Cindy Rae

Field video
Allison Herrera
Hlee Lee
Michael McIntee
Bill Sorem
Jeff Strate
Jacob Wheeler

After Effects Graphics
John Dehn

State Capital Interior Scenics
Matt Ehling

Associate Producer
Laurie Pumper

Post Audio & Music
Jeff Sylvestre

Additional Music
David Lohman
Killer Tracks

Animation
David Schulte

Advisor
Shawn Otto

Research
Kirk Ballard

Transcription
Demae DeRocher

Additional video & Visuals
Jessica Banks
Jason Barnett
Dale Carpenter
Ann Christiansen
Nick Coleman
Yaritza Colon
Kevin Featherly
Dan Jensen
Chris Kelly
Andy Kirk
John Kriesel
Dana Larson
Monica Meyer
R. Arvid Nelsen
Federer Photography
Joey Halvorson Photography
Anne Hodson
Rebecca Jean Lawrence Photography
Metro Lutheran
Tracy Le Capitaine
Minnesota House Media Services
Minnesota National Guard
Minnesota Senate Media Services
Lucinda Naylor
Ethan Roberts
Candace Schoenecker
Rebecca Shaffer
Gabriel Skelly
Bill Wesen

For The UpTake
Jason Barnett
Peter Heege
Nick Coleman

Studio provided by
Creative Images

Extras
John Dehn
Julian Hommeyer
Brenda Piekarski
Jeff Sylvestre

76 Words
Directors:
Matt Erickson & Sarah Flowers

Producer:
Michelle Gejewski

Directors of Photography:
Jeff Dailey
Steve Speers
Victor Rukavina

Assistant Camera:
Nathan Armstrong
Peter Lund
TJ Schwingle

Digital Imaging Technician:
Eoin McGuigan
Brian Suerth
Kristin Winn

Gaffers:
Tom Franchett
Mike Handley
Stevie Kane
Ralph Lindell
Andrew Melby
Gerhard Riautschnig

Key Grips:
Victor Korte
Dave Pope

Grips:
Bill Felker
James Schadler

Sound:
Paul Dahlseid
John Warner

Best boy Electric:
Joe Gallup
Rob Haffner
Dean Woytcke

Makeup:
Kristen Leigh
Cerah Tymoshauk
Desiree Forget

Teleprompter
Tessa Gauer
Dan Pinnerud

Production Assistants
Jack Anderson
Peter Jensen
Matt Kendall
Johnny Stuckmayer

Thank you to:
Blue Moon Productions
Jewish Community Action

Interviewees
Stephen Davis
Adam Robbins
Rep. Karen Clark
Sen. John Marty
Rep. Marion Greene
John Sullivan
Rep. Steve Simon
Phil Reitan
Shari Seifert
Sen. Scott Dibble
Lynne Hvidsten
Cindy Amberger
John Command
Richard Carlbom
Lauren Beach
Cristine Almeida
Phyllis Watts
Gia Vitali
Jo Pasternack
Kelly Schwinghammer
Erik Strand
Rev. Grant Stevenson
Ann Christiansen
Michael Bayly
Lucinda Naylor
Monica Meyer
Kristen McMullen
Dan Schneider
Paul Sewald
Karen Bendtson
Jon Evans
Christian Ucles
Jordan Iwan
R.T. Rybak
Ann Turnbull

This project was funded with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008

World Premiere Set For Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival In April

World Premiere Set For Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival In April

Big news! The World Premiere of “How Love Won: The Fight for Marriage Equality in Minnesota” will be at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival in April. The film is entered in three categories: Documentary, Minnesota Made and LGBTQ Currents.

Exact date(s) and showtime(s) will be on March 17 which is also when Individual ticket sales for Film Society members start. Ticket sales to the general public start on March 24. Passes that give you access to all of the screenings of the hundreds of films at the festival are already on sale. Ticket sale link here.

Thank you to the hundreds of people who made this film possible! I look forward to seeing you at the festival.

Official announcement here.