LAT18 No Dress Code Required13th November, 2018
An engrossing portrait of a fierce love unbroken by the forces of bigotry and hate, this moving documentary follows Víctor and Fernando, an unassuming Baja California couple who, in 2013, found themselves in the centre of a social firestorm over their desire to get married.
Weighing all their options, including having the ceremony performed across the country in Mexico City, where same-sex marriage was made legal in 2010, the pair opts to stay in their hometown of Mexicali and fight for their rights. With the help of two committed attorneys, Víctor and Fernando withstand a seemingly interminable series of bizarre hurdles and bureaucratic nit-picking with grace and dignity, culminating in one of the most unexpected and emotional wedding ceremonies ever captured on film.
Proving again that love trumps hate, the film is a rallying cry for equality, a testament to the power of ordinary people to become agents of change, and, above all, an unforgettable love story that touches the heart and stirs the conscience.
WINNER: John Schlesinger Award for Outstanding First Feature, Palm Springs International Film Festival 2017
WINNER: Best Mexican Documentary, Guanajuato International Film Festival 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Outfest 2017
“Long before the movie's over you'll be as much in love with its subjects as they obviously are with each other.” – The Hollywood Reporter