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HANNAH FREE Opens 10/23 In Los Angeles

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Sharon Gless, (Burn Notice, Queer as Folk, Cagney & Lacey) stars in the pas sionate lesbian drama Hannah Free, a new film about a lifelong love affair between an independent spirit and the woman she calls home. The film opens theatrically at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills on October 23 with special appearance by Sharon Gless at the 7:20 p.m. opening night screening.

Hannah (Sharon Gless) and Rachel (Maureen Gallagher) grew up as little girls in the same small Midwest town, where traditional gender expectations eventually challenge their deep love for one another. Hannah becomes an adventurous, unapologetic lesbian and Rachel a strong but quiet homemaker. Weaving back and forth between past and present, the film reveals how the women maintained their love affair despite a marriage, a world war, infidelities, and family denial.

Hannah Free is directed by Wendy Jo Carlton and written by Claudia Allen (based on her acclaimed stage play). The independent film shot entirely in Chicago also stars Taylor Miller (All My Children), Maureen Gallagher, Ann Hagemann, Kelli Strickland and Jacqui Jackson. The film is produce d by Ripe Fruit Film s. Executi ve Producers are Tracy Baim and Claudia Allen. The producers are Sharon Gles s, Sharon Zurek (also the films editor), Martie Marro (also the films Music Director) and Wendy Jo Carlton. Director of Photography is Gretchen Warthen.

Laemmle's Music Hall 3 is located at 9036 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-274-6869, Web site http://www.laemmle.com/viewtheatre.php?thid=4. Show times are: Friday, Oct. 23, at 5, 7:20 & 9:40; Sat. Oct. 24, 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:20 & 9:40; Sunday, Oct. 25, 12:20, 2:40, 5 & 7:20; and Mon-Thursday: 5 & 7:20 p.m. Hannah Free had its Los Angeles premiere at Outfest in July. It is playing in dozens of cities around the world this fall. For more information see: www.hannahfree.com

 


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