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Set deep in working class Jewish Brooklyn - this vérité documentary follows two very funny, if rather traditional housewives. First, like so many young women in the 1950's, they got married. Then, like so many young women in the 1970s, they got divorced. Unlike most, however, they both left their husbands for another woman: each other. They had fallen madly and passionately in love. For Connie, it was liberating. For Ruth, it was wrenching. And for the community that loved them so much, it was the scandal of the century. In a landmark case in 1988, they sued the New York City Board of Education for domestic partner benefits. ...

  • DirectorDeborah Dickson
  • Runtime: 1 hr 3 min
  • StudioThe Orchard
  • QualityHD

Reviews about Ruthie & Connie: Every Room in the House - Special Edition

Ruthie & Connie: Every Room in the House - Special Edition
amada c. taboada
Great movie! its never to late to find love ...

Great movie! its never to late to find love and happiness.... May the Lord continue to bless their marriage...Love Amada

Ruthie & Connie: Every Room in the House - Special Edition
WillsDeedsTrusts
Before HRC there was Ruthie and Connie

This is a documentary film about two amazing women whose courage, determination and love for each other changed the world.

For the sake of their love, Ruthie Berman and Connie Kurtz were willing to risk losing their jobs, the love and support of their friends, family and their community.

Their refusal hide in the closet - their insistence on being who they are with pride, joy and laughter - is what makes Ruthie & Connie: Every Room in the House such an inspirational film for gay and straight viewers alike.

I laughed, I cried and in the end I was inspired to do something courageous in my own life.

Ruthie & Connie: Every Room in the House - Special Edition
Natalie Oshins
They are universally impressed with their honesty and obvious love for each other and the lgbt community

Every time I show this film to a group I'm impressed with the reactions. They are universally impressed with their honesty and obvious love for each other and the lgbt community. I've known these women for most of my life, in fact Ruth was my maid of honor, so I know their activism is long standing and stems from their true beliefs. The film is a wonderful depiction of how two people can change their lives and effect others to do the same. It should be seen by everyone who knows someone who is uncomfortable with gender identification. Bravo, Ruth and Connie.

Ruthie & Connie: Every Room in the House - Special Edition
Robert Tschupp
I have had the good fortune to meet and become friends with these two ...

I have had the good fortune to meet and become friends with these two most loving, giving, gracious ladies. The love they have for each other is also spread to everyone they touch. This movie is truly a fantastic story of love.

Ruthie & Connie: Every Room in the House - Special Edition
Sharon Dunbar
Profound love, these two Jewish grandmothers really did launch the ...

Profound love, these two Jewish grandmothers really did launch the marriage equality movement. Thank you Ruthie and Connie for all you have done, in so many areas for both the women's and LGBT communities. This was an important story that had to be told, the closet is no place for any human being.

Ruthie & Connie: Every Room in the House - Special Edition
Amazon Customer
What a beautiful story! I doubt that anyone could watch this ...

What a beautiful story! I doubt that anyone could watch this documentary ant *not* relate to these two women. It may be most powerful and thought-provoking for we AARP-types, who remember a time when LGBT populations had to live in the shadows. I have shared this movie with so many friends and family, including "the intolerants," and I have gotten nothing in return, except for "thank yous." Ruthie and Connie continue to open people's hearts and minds. Thank YOU, Connie and Ruthie!

Ruthie & Connie: Every Room in the House - Special Edition
David R Yalen
Each time I see the movie I get something new from it.

I really enjoyed the updated 2014 version of this movie. I had seen the original movie at least twice but not lately. Each time I see the movie I get something new from it. It's timeless. Now that it is updated with their moving scenes from getting married in NYC, I was even more amazed.

Ruthie & Connie: Every Room in the House - Special Edition
Harris Erstein
Ruthie and Connie is an entertaining page of social history

An amazing documentary of two extraordinary women which also functions as a page from the gay and lesbian history book. It's enlightening, it's funny, it's moving and it should be seen by everyone with an open mind and heart.

Ruthie & Connie: Every Room in the House - Special Edition
elaine oksner
A great update for a new era of eqality

Saw the film when it first came out and loved it - so much heart in it! The update happily fills in the years that have passed and the great strides toward equality that have been made, in no small part due to the efforts of Ruthie and Connie and other heros like them. It is a movie that moves people.

Ruthie & Connie: Every Room in the House - Special Edition
Meredith
Ruthie & Connie- A Great Love

Ruthie & Connie: Every Room in the House is a beautiful love story. I laughed. I cried. I am grateful that the universe brought these 2 souls together. They are the perfect compliment to each other and great role models for all of us!

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