Sacramento Screening

A special encore screening of Question One will be shown on:


Wednesday, February 8th at 7:00 pm

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An encore screening of “Question One”  a newly released documentary on Maine’s referendum battle over same-sex marriage will be shown on February 8th at Sacramento’s Crest Theater, marking the film’s West Coast premier.

The film chronicles in “War Room” fashion the behind the scenes workings on both sides of the campaign (which very closely mirrored California’s Prop 8 battle) and includes emotional and revealing interviews with key proponent and opponent campaign operatives.  As was the case in California, the ballot measure was narrowly approved by Maine voters, thus overturning legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in that state.

Of local note, the film also documents the controversial leading role of Sacramento-based campaign consultants Frank Schubert and Jeff Flint as referendum proponents. Schubert-Flint Public Affairs headed the 2008 campaign for Proposition 8 in California, and have since taken the lead in a nationwide effort to outlaw same-sex marriage in other states.

The film illustrates how  the same tactics, strategies and issues (in particular the claim “that same-sex marriage would be taught to children in public schools”) that were used by Schubert and Flint in California were also employed by them in Maine.

Also highlighted in the film, is how the Sacramento-based firm virtually ran the campaign from across the country –  often times leaving local leaders in the dark about key decisions.

“Question One” is the creation of award-winning  documentary filmmakers Joe Fox and James Nubile. Their last documentary, “Passing Poston“, about a Japanese internment camp during WWII, aired nationwide in 2010 on PBS and screened in theaters across the nation to critical acclaim.  The film was featured at the Crest Theater for the Sacramento International Film Festival.

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