Sharon Gless, star of Cagney & Lacey and Queer as Folk, stars in Hannah Free, a moving lesbian love story spanning decades. There will be a special screening for GLAAD members at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills on Friday, Oct. 23rd at 9:40pm.
A percentage of every ticket will go toward supporting GLAAD’s programmatic work.
Gless stars as Hannah, a lesbian WWII veteran who is in a nursing home. The film follows her lifelong relationship with her lover, Rachel, a widow with two children. The story takes place in present day, there are frequent flashbacks that depict Hannah and Rachel’s romantic but often tumultuous relationship in a small farming town in Michigan. Although Hannah and Rachel’s love remains constant, the two take different paths in life—Hannah is open about her sexuality and travels the world, while Rachel marries a man and raises her two children. Sharon Gless gives a remarkable performance as Hannah, a no-frills, fearless strong lesbian unafraid to fly in the face of the limited role society had for women in the 1940s. Hannah Free tells a classic story of a romance that endures despite societal and personal obstacles.
Hannah Free is directed by Wendy Jo Carlton and written by Claudia Allen, who will be present at the screening, along with Sharon Gless and other members of the cast. GLAAD’s Director of Entertainment Media, Taj Paxton, will lead a Q & A session following the screening. The films runs through October 29th at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3, which is located at 9036 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Tickets may be purchased at the box office or on the Laemmle website.
Note: This post was written by Entertainment Media Intern Lauran Mattia