“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.’”