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NPT Presents: Community Cinema: Limited Partnership

Presented by Nashville Public Television and Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville TN

May 23 2015
NPT Presents: Community Cinema: Limited Partnership

Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple fell in love and took on the US government to fight for marriage and immigration equality. Filipino American Richard Adams and Australian Tony Sullivan met in 1971 in Los Angeles and quickly fell in love. In April 1975, thanks to a courageous county clerk in Boulder, CO, they became one of the first same-sex couples in the world to be legally married. Richard immediately filed for a green card for Tony based on their marriage. But unlike most heterosexual married couples who easily file petitions and obtain green cards, Richard received a denial letter from the Immigration and Naturalization Service stating, ”You have failed to establish that a bona fide marital relationship can exist between two faggots.”

Now in its seventh season in Nashville, Community Cinema is a screening series featuring upcoming selections from the PBS/NPT Independent Lens season. Presented in partnership with ITVS, local public television stations and leading community organizations, Community Cinema holds preview screenings and discussion in over 90 cities across the country, making a real contribution on a range of current social issues by connecting communities with organizations, information, and the opportunity to get involved. Join us for these upcoming screenings on Saturdays.


Free Admission


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Additional time info:

Doors open 30 minutes prior to screening. Most screenings are followed by a moderated or panel discussion.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Nashville Public Library - Main Library

615 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219
(Neighborhood: Downtown)


Metro government is modernizing the parking garage adjacent to the Main Library. The project began late June 2016. Approximately 360 spaces will be added, and other improvements will be made to the garage. Seventy-five parking spaces are temporarily closed for the duration of construction. Project completion is expected in spring of 2018.

Due to the temporary parking space decrease and temporary lane closures, please allow extra time when planning to visit during peak hours or for special events.


    • Assisted Listening System
    • Braille
    • Wheelchair Access

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