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DignityUSA Members Featured in Avatar Films' Saints and Sinners

April 5, 2004 — Thanks to Dignity/New York, we've just received this information.

We've just received some exciting news. An independent feature film called Saints and Sinners has been made about the wedding of Edward DeBonis and Vincent Maniscalco.  Ed and Vinnie are members of Dignity/New York and the first Catholic same-sex couple ever to have their union ceremony announced in The New York Times.The role of Dignity in their lives, and in their wedding, is prominently featured in the movie.

Remarkably, the film has been picked up for commercial distribution by Avatar Films and will premiere on June 18 in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.  The New York premiere will be at the Quad Cinema at 34 West 13th Street. The film will also be shown in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with a date to be determined.  Other cities may be added if the film does well in the initial cities.

In addition, the film will be shown at the Boston LGBT film festival, co-presented by Dignity/Boston and the Human Rights Campaign, on May 15, just two days before same-sex civil weddings are scheduled to begin in Massachusetts.  

It will also be shown at the New Festival (New York LGBT Film Festival) sometime between June 3 and June 8, and on June 12 at 9:15 p.m. at the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival at Lincoln Center in New York.

Dignity/New York may be participating in a formal way in the premiere at the Quad and/or the Human Rights Watch festival.  More information will be posted as it is confirmed.

For more information about the film, visit www.avatarfilms.com. Avatar is the distributor of Niko and Dani, Kandahar, and other notable independent films.

See you at the movies!