After spending a lifetime fighting for justice for other people, Lieutenant Laurel Hester, a veteran New Jersey detective, launches a final battle for justice. After receiving a terminal diagnosis, all Laurel wants to do is leave her pension benefits to her life partner – Stacie, so Stacie can afford to keep their house. Laurel is told no; they are not husband and wife.
Knuckle-biting and dramatic, Freeheld chronicles a dying policewoman’s bitter fight to provide for the love of her life.
This is Cynthia’s second film featured at a Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival (Shelter Dogs, 2002).